Higher education backdown fails to sway senate
At least five crossbench senators say they will not vote for the core deregulation legislation.
Abbott denies Bali Nine threats
The PM says his statement was a "reminder" to Indonesia, not a threat.
Bali Nine: 111 MPs write to request mercy
Federal MPs say the imminent execution of the two Bali Nine drug traffickers is of "deep concern".
Abbott concedes he could lose vote against motion
The PM describes the Liberal leadership stoush as a "very chastening" experience.
Sinodinos downgrades PM support
Statements put more pressure on Tony Abbott.
Malcolm Turnbull denies seeking support for coup
Spokesperson for minister denies he is rallying support for a leadership challenge.
Bishop rules out leadership challenge
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is not considering a challenge to Tony Abbott.
Parliament reverses decision on burqa ban
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop says she wasn't told to reverse a decision on burqa-wearing visitors to Parliament House.
No commitment on Iraq, Syria
Australia hasn't been asked 'yet' to commit forces for action in Iraq or Syria.
Palmer’s ‘doomed’ apology
Clive Palmer has written to the Chinese ambassador to offer a "genuine and sincere" apology over his remarks on China.