Early on Monday morning, Barnaby Joyce paid a visit to Nationals senator John Williams at his Parliament House office.
Noel Towell Gay marriage vote an "entirely inappropriate use" of money meant for emergencies, says former top public servant.
Tom McIlroy The official residences of the Australian prime minister will have new oversight from an expert group.
Peter Hartcher The survival prospects for the Turnbull government continue to narrow, with another key crossbench member withdrawing support.
Amy Remeikis Nick Xenophon has blamed political opponents for fresh doubts over his citizenship status, which could see him dealt out of Parliament, as the Turnbull government fights for its political life.
Garry Maddox In an electorate where One Nation support is strong, it is hard to find backers for Pauline Hanson's stunt.
Eryk Bagshaw, Adam Gartrell, Amy Remeikis Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan has rejected suggestions he is in breach of the constitution after questions were raised over his eligibility to sit in the Senate - not because of his citizenship, but his business interests.
James Massola Is anyone checking the forms in National Party HQ? Does anyone do the due diligence? These are not unfair questions.
Amy Remeikis and Nicole Hasham One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has triggered a firestorm around religious freedoms after wearing a burqa into Parliament.
Amy Remeikis Key crossbencher was not aware he held possible British citizenship until a journalist contacted him "a few days ago".