Gay marriage vote an "entirely inappropriate use" of money meant for emergencies, says former top public servant.
David Wroe The next terrorist attack will "be on your head, Pauline", Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has told Pauline Hanson after the One Nation's burqa stunt on the floor of the Senate.
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.
Fergus Hunter Turnbull government frontbenchers are publicly disagreeing with George Brandis after the Attorney-General slapped down Tony Abbott.
Michael Koziol, legal affairs correspondent Australia's most senior Catholic has warned the church's 180,000 employees must uphold its teachings "totally".
David Wroe Huawei is a commercial company but has remained under a cloud because of its possible links to the Chinese government.
Nicole Hasham A Turnbull government move to slash industrial chemical regulation could create "toxic chemical disasters", critics have warned.
Tom McIlroy The leader of Canberra's Catholics wants individuals to receive protections against participating in same-sex marriages.
Nick O'Malley Even as Nick Xenophon was confessing, he was making terrible puns.
David Wroe, national security correspondent From architects to bar staff, Australians involved in managing crowds will be urged to plug security into their everyday thinking to prevent terror attacks under a national strategy that will embed long-term changes into the country's public spaces.
Gunnedah resident John Connolly and fellow veteran Max Dadd say Australia has been slow to accept their part ...
What a week of news for our region.