The Turnbull government continues to face questions about the NBN as it sells a new economic agenda.
Peter Martin Sydney is running a ''population deficit'' with the rest of the country, new census figures show.
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny The Senate has passed only $24 billion of the government's $50 billion program of company tax cuts.
Eryk Bagshaw, Gina Cerasiotis An image and health-obsessed Australia has provided a jobs boon for fitness instructors and beauty therapists.
Michael Koziol The Australian government will pay up to $250 million a year in services even after the regional processing centre closes next week.
Fergus Hunter Up to $300 billion in government spending will come under scrutiny as state and territory leaders consider a "refresh" of the Closing the Gap strategy to reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.
Stephanie Peatling Politicians and bureacrats are in the spotlight as they face Parliament's powerful estimates' committees.
Michael Koziol Gay couples will enjoy free venue hire in the City of Sydney once same-sex marriage is legalised, in a provocative move that will outrage conservatives.
Adam Gartrell One of Bill Shorten's closest advisers has quit over a blackface costume controversy.
Mathew Dunckley, James Massola Protecting the National Broadband Network from private sector competition would be a "disastrous" move that would inflict higher internet costs on households, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims.