More than 90 per cent of Kevin Andrews' free relationship vouchers are still in want of a couple and a couch, even though the trial period for the scheme is almost half over.
GP of 20 years Charlotte Hespe fears for the future of her profession. "Under these incentives, what junior doctor would want to come and work in primary care?" she asks.
More than 30 babies born to asylum seeker mothers in Australia will be able to stay in the mainland with their families and not be processed on Nauru under a secret deal struck by crossbencher Ricky Muir.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will spend the weekend pondering a reshuffle to his frontbench after a month in which he has attempted to remove "barnacles" holding back his government.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has allowed 31 babies who were born to asylum seeker parents to remain in Australia and not be sent to Nauru.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione's claim that the Martin Place gunman might not have been free on bail had he been on an ASIO "watch list" has caused anger amongst federal authorities, Fairfax Media understands.
The Abbott government will appoint four new board members to the Climate Change Authority as the authority prepares to undertake an 18-month inquiry into the effectiveness of emissions trading.
The federal auditor-general has been called on to investigate the Abbott government's funding of the controversial East West Link.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has joined the board of mental health organisation beyondblue.