A deal between Clive Palmer and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to allow temporary protection visas through the Senate is imminent, and could allow asylum seekers to apply for permanent residency.
Major changes to electricity tariffs aimed at bringing bills in line with peak network demand have been floated by the federal government in the wake of soaring energy prices.
Australians are self-funding more and more of their own health costs, with growth in spending from state and federal governments at a record low.
A government MP has told outspoken Palmer United senator Jacqui Lambie that her mangled messages are damaging the anti-burqa movement in Australia, bluntly saying she should "shut up".
Clive Palmer has been overheard questioning the intelligence of outspoken Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie, in a conversation with colleague Zhenya "Dio" Wang at Parliament on Tuesday, according to sources.
A federal Liberal MP has slammed the ABC for broadcasting what he says are inflammatory "conspiracy theories" about last week's terror raids on last night's Q&A program.
Islamic State has urged its supporters to go out and kill civilians of the West, including Australians, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the nation will have to sacrifice freedoms for security against terrorism in what he called these "darkening times".
The former independent monitor of Australia's national security laws has said the extraordinary powers used to detain people without charge following counter-terrorism raids in Sydney are "worse than useless" and should not be used.
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has been accused of peddling misinformation about the New Zealand welfare system in his push to restrict dole payments to the young.
Giving taxpayer funding to private colleges would have disastrous consequences for Australia's higher education sector and could drive some universities out of the market, according to one of the country's most influential vice-chancellors.
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