The Turnbull government's plan to hold a same-sex marriage plebiscite may be thrown a lifeline by Senator Nick Xenophon, who has left the door open to he and his two senators backing the controversial public vote.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull appears to have left the door open to dropping the most controversial element of his government's $6 billion superannuation package, while pointing out the "vast bulk" of it had been accepted.
Peter Hannam With the clock ticking down on the controversial Ranger mine, government oversight is being cut.
Josh Gordon The parlous state of the federal budget could cost Victoria its coveted AAA credit rating.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter The PM tries to dismiss any federal implications from the Country Liberal Party's thrashing at the hands of Northern Territory Labor.
James Massola, Michael Koziol The Turnbull government is fighting a rearguard action to save the same-sex marriage plebiscite, painting Labor as "villains" after the federal opposition indicated it would join the Greens and cross bench and scuttle the national poll.
Adam Gartrell Bill Shorten has sent his strongest signal yet Labor will vote against Malcolm Turnbull's same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Adam Gartrell Thirty-four notable Australians have signed an open letter calling on the Malcolm Turnbull government to abandon plans to cut unemployment payments.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Almost half of Malcolm Turnbull's followers on Twitter are fake - the highest proportion of fakes for any serving Australian politician.
Peter Martin The Turnbull government has been accused of extending Australia's "book drought" by sitting on draft legislation designed to give blind, partially sighted and dyslexic Australians the same sort of access to audio and braille books that's available overseas.
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