The Turnbull government repackaged its existing spending on helping poor nations combat climate change and implied it was a new commitment in a "deeply disappointing" move on the world stage in Paris, according to the peak body for Australian aid agencies.
Lisa Cox Labor has called on Malcolm Turnbull to decide the future of Special Minister of State Mal Brough when he returns from Paris on Wednesday amid suggestions Mr Brough has misled the Parliament.
Peter Hartcher The previous treasurer, Joe Hockey, secretly proposed an increase in the GST rate from 10 per cent to 15 per cent in his last weeks in the post.
Heath Aston, political correspondent All food certified as halal should be labelled as such when sold in Australia and the halal industry should establish a single certifying authority and trademark to counter consumer mistrust, a Senate committee has recommended.
Michael Gordon A revamped, more flexible work for the dole scheme has the capacity to transform remote Indigenous communities by tackling the major driver of social dysfunction, according to Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.
Matthew Knott The ABC board would have to include two members living outside the major cities and the broadcaster's charter would be amended to include a commitment to regional Australia, under sweeping changes being pushed by National Party MPs.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent Senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke has defended Australia's Grand Mufti as someone who consistently denounces terrorism and has blasted government MPs for "stoking division" through their attacks on the Islamic leader.
Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent As any politician knows, a common existential threat trumps internal divisions and renders local rivalries irrelevant.
Gareth Hutchens The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns the investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the agreement risk making it harder for the Turnbull government to pursue domestic reforms in Australia's interest.
Peter Hannam Turnbull opts for a safe speech at Paris climate conference, knowing he has little to gain from stirring opponents of climate change action within his Coalition at this point.