The Senate this month rejected a push to force restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaway shops to disclose if their seafood is local or imported.
Mark Kenny No matter who decided it was a good idea for the freshly uniformed paramilitary types of the Australian Border Force to team up with police to randomly intercept citizens in Melbourne to undertake random visa checks this weekend, it is a very bad look for the Abbott government.
Nicole Hasham The Abbott government is under pressure to explain why the Australian Border Force ruined a complex police-led operation in Melbourne by implying people would be randomly stopped for visa checks.
Tom McIlroy High profile former Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh won't contest the 2016 federal election,
Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he does not believe Dyson Heydon should stand down as the head of the royal commission into trade unions.
Sarah Whyte Progress has been made in smoking and Indigenous birthweights, but not in reading rates and employment.
Philip Wen Andrew Robb has described the trade union movement's opposition to Australia's free trade agreement with China as "nothing short of economic sabotage".
Alana Schetzer What do you do when something appears so ridiculous, so absurd, that a logical response just doesn't cut it?
Mark Kenny Dumped Labor senator Lisa Singh was the preferred choice of her party's rank and file in a pre-selection race but lost her spot on the Senate ticket in a factional power-play to a little-known union official.
Heath Aston When royal commissioner Dyson Heydon wants documents those in his sights are left in no doubt as to what is required.