Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to be guided by the "wisdom, the ingenuity, the insights" of Indigenous people to tackle profound disadvantage after a report confirmed the nation is not on track to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030.
Tom McIlroy The government won't say if it will make public an audit into massive cost blow outs in renovation works at The Lodge.
Michael Gordon, Fergus Hunter Indigenous leaders are urging Malcolm Turnbull to tackle a crisis in Aboriginal affairs by signalling a willingness to engage when he releases a report showing only mixed progress toward closing the gap on Wednesday.
Judith Ireland Australia's own Greg Hunt has been singled out as the "best minister in the world" by a high-powered international conference.
Nicole Hasham A former employee at the Nauru detention centre has lifted the lid on conditions within the compound, including limited access to toilets and poor welfare for bullied men, as pressure mounts on the Turnbull government not to return asylum seekers to the isolated island.
Mark Kenny, Jane Lee, Adam Gartrell The Turnbull government is preparing to privatise a swath of government payments in a bid to drag the Commonwealth's under-funded and outdated payment delivery systems into the digital age.
Deborah Snow Former Liberal leader John Hewson says veteran Liberal MP Philip Ruddock's announcement that he will give up his blue-ribbon seat at the next federal election should prompt Bronwyn Bishop to rethink her position.
Jane Lee The Turnbull government will on Wednesday introduce a national scheme into Parliament to licence medicinal cannabis growers.
Adam Gartrell Embattled Turnbull government minister Stuart Robert has refused to answer key questions about the secretive China trip that has put his frontbench future in doubt.
David Wroe The Turnbull government is leaning strongly towards building a full-strength fleet of 12 submarines rather than the reduced fleet of eight boats the Coalition was previously considering.