A royal commission report into the former Rudd government's $2.8 billion home insulation program found a "litany of failures arising from a dysfunctional culture in the former administration", Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.
The AFL has expressed support for same-sex couples being allowed to marry in a development advocates hope will help build momentum for marriage equality.
Treasurer Joe Hockey wants to take upon himself the power to set superannuation contributions, introducing a bill that would give him control over the rate rather than Parliament.
Psychologists say the federal government's school chaplain proposal lacks the evidence compared to existing programs.
More than three months after Tony Abbott said asylum seekers would begin to be resettled in Papua New Guinea, the PNG government is still to decide on a resettlement policy.
The Abbott government has sent one asylum seeker back to Syria and several others back to Iraq, who were offered voluntary return packages last month.
Tony Abbott should be on the phone to Indonesia and Malaysia seeking help in Iraq.
Elite SAS soldiers will fly on the RAAF's Hercules transport planes to provide protection to the crew when they land in coming days in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq to deliver arms and munitions.
Cigarette taxes will jump by a hefty 13.7 per cent on Monday, the second of four outsized increases in as many years.
Australia's involvement in the conflict raging in northern Iraq is nothing like the intervention in 2003, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said, in a bid to reassure voters after Australia's decade-long conflict in the troubled nation.