After laying siege to the Australian labour fortress of weekend penalty rates over decades, employers have finally loosened a few bricks and clambered over the wall.
Anna Patty Who will gain the most from the changes, and who will be the hardest hit? The penalty rates decision in a nutshell.
Lucy Battersby and Matthew Knott Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour - who was criticised by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his $5.6 million salary - has resigned from the job after seven years.
Tom McIlroy Peter Dutton has backed down on controversial comments suggesting a quid pro quo with the Trump administration over refugee resettlement plans, after being corrected by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop from Washington on Thursday.
Georgina Mitchell Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" plans for recognising a Palestinian state, causing "enduring frustration" for diplomats.
Fergus Hunter One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has come out against the government's current $4 billion omnibus savings bill, pointing to paid parental leave measures that she says risk abuse by parents who will have children purely to get the payments.
Tom McIlroy Authorities must be prepared for more foreign fighters to seek to return to Australia, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned on Thursday.
Michael Koziol Quid-pro-quo arrangement to take Central American refugees won't start until transfers begin from Manus Island and Nauru.
Michael Koziol, political reporter "If cane doesn't do well, the town doesn't do well. There's no rocket science in that," says sugarcane grower Paula Langdon.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Coalition frontbenchers have refused to join Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in linking the contentious US refugee deal with Australia's decision to accept refugees from Central America.