WA backbenchers Luke Simpkins and Don Randall have announced they will move a leadership spill on Tuesday.
Rachel Browne Child protection advocates believe youngsters are still being abused in foster care, saying an upcoming royal commission into the system must examine why rogue carers are given access to vulnerable children.
Noel Towell Another $25 million in federal government contracts is set to be 'insourced' back from the private sector.
James Massola A Liberal MP's plan to abolish the awarding of knights and dames provoked a withering email backlash from one his colleagues.
Latika Bourke Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has passed up an opportunity to try and quell backbench unrest, saying those pushing for a spill to topple Tony Abbott as Prime Minister will do as they see fit.
Latika Bourke Senior cabinet minister Christoper Pyne says "he hopes" Prime Minister Tony Abbott still holds the majority support of the Liberal party room.
James Massola Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull directly confronted Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a crunch meeting about the government’s woes before Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
Rachel Browne Two men are facing attempted murder charges after shots were fired at police during a lengthy car chase from Queensland to the NSW border on Thursday
Luke Malpass Macquarie Dictionary words of the year are "mansplain" and "share plate", with honourable mentions to "bamboo ceiling", "binge watching" , "lifehacking." A dishonourable mention went to "selfie sticks".
Tom Allard A poll finding a slim majority of Australians support the death penalty for Australian drug traffickers is crude and misleading, according to critics.