An influential government-controlled Malaysian newspaper has called for the nine Australians arrested for celebrating at Malaysia's Grand Prix win in their budgie smugglers to be deported and banned from ever returning to the country.
David Wroe The RSL will hold an independent investigation of consulting fees paid to national president Rod White and three NSW colleagues while they held voluntary positions.
Michael Gordon Aboriginal leaders are urging Malcolm Turnbull to abandon the plebiscite on same-sex marriage, convinced an ugly campaign by opponents of equality will damage their prospects for constitutional recognition.
Mark Kenny Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg believes a meeting of the COAG energy council in Canberra on Thursday "couldn't come at a more important time" just one week after South Australia experienced a statewide blackout triggering a federal political war in its aftermath.
Michael Koziol "There's been a sense that while money may buy some us influence and ingratiate us, but it also may make us look tainted."
David Wroe The national president of the RSL is facing calls to step aside in the wake of revelations he received a share of nearly $1 million in payments despite being a volunteer.
Heath Aston, Mark Kenny Senior Coalition figures worry that anger in regional areas at the dogs ban is weighing on the poll-challenged Turnbull government.
Michaela Whitbourn Attorney-General George Brandis is facing calls to resign after the government's top legal adviser accused him of misleading Parliament.
Cameron Atfield The federal Minister for Northern Australia has described statehood for north Queensland as an inevitability, even if it could take some time.
Amy Remeikis By now the dance is clear. The bank chief opens with broad sweeping mea culpas and promises to do better. Then things change.