Barnaby Joyce says he is not privy to why the Turnbull government wants to quickly ratify a 10-year-old extradition treaty between Australia and China
James Massola, Amy Remeikis Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Justice Minister Michael Keenan have moved to quell a backbench revolt over a China-Australia extradition treaty.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Two Australian children face being separated from their parents after the Turnbull government made final moves to deport the couple.
James Massola, chief political correspondent The federal government could secure three crucial votes from the Nick Xenophon Team for its company tax cut plan, but only if it adopts a politically contentious emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector.
Matthew Knott "This will be giving a free ticket to racism and telling the whole world we don't care about minorities".
Latika Bourke The Greens MP Adam Bandt has linked the fatal Cyclone Debbie raging across northern Queensland to a proposed new coal-fired power plant saying more people will suffer.
Nassim Khadem Tax fights involving Amazon and Chevron will have major implications for other companies in long-running disputes.
Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent Malcolm Turnbull has refused to rule out further regulating electricity prices to get a better deal for consumers as energy retailers declared his new inquiry will "bust the myth" there is any price-gouging in the market.
David Wroe, national security correspondent Australian combat aircraft were not involved in an airstrike against Islamic State militants that allegedly killed at least dozens of civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Defence Minister Marise Payne has said.
Michaela Whitbourn Senior Tax Office officials have revealed they sought legal advice after hearing "bureaucratic whispers" George Brandis would attempt to shut the ATO out of the Bell Group litigation.
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