Climate change policy, same-sex marriage delayed and a royal commission scandal. Were you paying attention to this action-packed week in politics? Test yourself.
Latika Bourke Tony Abbott has played down the cabinet rebellion over same-sex marriage by stressing his 25-year friendship with Christopher Pyne, who in a significant intervention this week warned the Prime Minister over his party room ambush.
Michael Bachelard The greatest tragedy of Dyson Heydon's breathtaking political blunder is that it gives the labour movement an excuse to avoid reforming some of its most corrupt practices.
Rachel Olding Quinn Martin was a kind, caring father and a hard worker.
Louise Hall High-profile criminal barrister Charles Waterstreet may face contempt of court charges for alleged social media posts which had the potential to prejudice the trial of his client Glen McNamara and co-accused Roger Rogerson.
Jacob Saulwick 'If I could sit here and put my hand on my heart and tell you there's not going to be problems, I'd be lying to you.'
Latika Bourke Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne has strongly defended retired High Court Judge Dyson Heydon but has questioned the organisers of a Liberal party fundraiser decision to invite the head of the Royal Commission into trade unions.
Peter Hannam Backing by the Baird government for just seven of the 17 recommendations proposed by an inquiry into the performance of the Environment Protection Authority represents a missed chance to restore public trust in the agency, the NSW Greens say.
Nicole Hasham Labor will scrap the Abbott government's central tool for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and focus on renewable energy if it wins power, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is expected to say on Friday.
Residents will vote for a Blacktown CBD and council name change at next years council election.