Fisheries and climate change, gender equality and even trade are not priority foreign affairs and development issues for the Abbott government if its latest round of Australia Awards Fellowships is any guide.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has unveiled sweeping changes to his front bench, appointing Scott Morrison to a super-sized social services portfolio and handing him a key role in driving the government's economic agenda next year.
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, lady and gentlemen".
Sussan Ley has become the second woman in cabinet, while gaffe-prone defence minister David Johnston is demoted.
Every asylum seeker child on Christmas Island has been transferred to a Darwin detention centre, as promised by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in his negoitations with Senate crossbenchers.
A survivor of the Port Arthur massacre and a man whose family was murdered at the shooting have slammed the idea of allowing people to carry guns for self-defence following the Martin Place siege.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says it's "completely incorrect" his first budget was too ideological or unfair, but promised fairness will be central to political debate about tax and federation reform in 2015.
Rising star Josh Fydenberg is firming as favourite to replace Arthur Sinodinos as Assistant Treasurer in a reshuffle expected possibly as early as Sunday.
An asylum seeker who suffered serious burns to his face in Iran before fleeing to Australia is the suing the Australian government, Transfield and the former security contractor G4S on Manus Island for negligence in the Supreme Court.
A survey of stakeholders in the construction sector found 65 per cent thought the building code energy-efficiency provisions were not implemented strictly, but no one is following this up.
CHRISTMAS light displays are popping up all over the valley.
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