Households are roughly $550 a year better off since the scraping of the carbon tax, but air travellers may wonder if they are being overcharged, the head of the competition watchdog says.
Latika Bourke Moves are under way to establish a Senate inquiry into political donations, with one crossbench senator saying the system encourages the idea that politicians are for sale.
James Robertson If Speaker Bronwyn Bishop had "nothing to fear" she should produce evidence that her taxpayer-funded travel to a colleague's wedding coincided with official business, says former committee colleague and Labor MP Kate Ellis.
Ben Grubb It's Flappy Bird meets Bronwyn Bishop's Choppergate scandal.
Stephanie Peatling A government MP says the aggressive nature of Parliament, including the "rubbish" of question time, is a disincentive to women wanting to enter politics.
Latika Bourke A federal MP claims Australia's political donations system is little better than the sleazy cash-in-brown-paper-bag operations that occur in corrupt developing nations.
Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders Who paid to put Daniel Andrews' ALP in power? It's the best kept secret in Victoria.
Nassim Khadem None of the pharmaceutical companies that are accused of profit shifting have been taken to court, the Australian Taxation Office has told the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance.
James Massola, Political Correspondent NEW YORK. It is the toughest diplomatic test Julie Bishop has faced as Foreign Minister - and the next chapter is about to get under way at United Nations headquarters in New York.
Chloe Booker Christopher Pyne says the Liberal party needs to focus on making it easier for "younger, career-minded" women to enter politics.
COMPOSER Jennifer Trynes has had work selected as part of the Australian Women Composers' Piano Anthology.
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