Clive Palmer has signalled he will support restoring temporary protection visas only if the Abbott government removes asylum seeker children from Christmas Island and Nauru.
Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek has defended mistakenly calling Africa a country instead of a continent, saying but said the government's $7 billion cut to foreign aid is the real embarrassment.
A career diplomat has become the newest member of the public service's top tier.
One of the most outspoken voices in the online piracy debate, Village Roadshow co-chairman Graham Burke, has reversed his decision to boycott a public forum on copyright infringement hosted by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The release of a video that appears to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State "abundantly justifies" Australia's military involvement in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.
A delay in increasing the superannuation rate will "almost inevitably" mean higher wages, federal treasurer Treasurer Joe Hockey has said, while also conceding employers could pocket the saving instead of passing it on to workers as wage rises.
A bucket too far for frosty Clive.
Workplace Relations Minister Eric Abetz says voters no longer believe the Coalition will bring back WorkChoices because the government has "neutralised" Labor and the unions' political attack over workplace laws.
Australia's ambassador teases his Russian hosts during a diplomatic ding-dong on Twitter.
Clive Palmer has signalled he will support restoring temporary protection visas only if the Abbott government removes asylum-seeker children from Christmas Island and Nauru. This comes as the government denied it had decided to stop sending asylum seekers to Manus Island.