Conservative media baron Rupert Murdoch has called on Tony Abbott to show leadership and make the "cruel choice" to sack his controversial chief of staff - and if the Prime Minister won't act, Peta Credlin should resign.
Key crossbench Senator Ricky Muir has issued a fresh challenge to Education Minister Christopher Pyne, urging him to seek an election mandate on the government's university reforms.
No public servant is safe from the Abbott government’s privatisations agenda, one of the pioneers of federal government outsourcing has warned.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised his colleagues that he is listening and learning the lessons of his widely mocked decision to honour Prince Philip with an Australian knighthood on Australia Day.
Australia will decide on its future military presence in Afghanistan, beyond a planned withdrawal in 2016, after negotiations later this year with Western allies.
The national peak body for victims of domestic violence is calling on the Abbott government to establish a royal commission into domestic violence, arguing a national inquiry is needed to focus on prevention measures.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he is much more concerned about the state of the global economy after his trip to the World Economic Forum.
A leading member of Sydney's Lebanese community warns that Islamic State is winning the propaganda war and that a cohort of cyber-savvy " keyboard warriors" may be needed to push back against IS's slick online recruitment campaigns.
Liberal backbenchers are considering calling a meeting to discuss the "direction of the team", with speculation rife about Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott's leadership.
Tony Abbott has moved to quell anxious nerves over his leadership style by stepping up his telephone canvassing of backbench MPs.