Hundreds of schools, businesses, attractions and events have been closed or cancelled due to southeast Queensland's big wet.
Financial institutions and other big business will be responsible for funding the corporate regulator under new laws introduced by the federal government.
Following a union leader's denouncement of neoliberalism, Labor politicians have jumped into the fray.
On the 10-year anniversary of teenager Carly Ryan's murder, the federal government has introduced new laws aimed at protecting children online.
Defence officials say the force doesn't have a capability gap despite two ships being out of action and unable to help in the Cyclone Debbie recovery effort.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting above average temperatures for most of Australia between April and June.
Airlie Beach residents and visitors have flocked to a local supermarket to stock up on supplies, after it opened for the first time since Cyclone Debbie hit.
The Turnbull government has introduced new laws to parliament that further tighten rules around taxpayer-funded travel.
Australian Defence Force officials confirm they're investigating problems with HMAS Canberra and Adelaide's propulsion systems.
Public transport will be free in southeast Queensland from 10am as people are encouraged to return home before the worst of the rain hits.
The Turnbull government has moved to outlaw political messages during elections and public votes like Labor's so-called 'Mediscare' text campaign.
Work is under way within Treasury on options for capital gains tax reform, despite ministers saying it was not on the government's agenda.
Brisbane has copped a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, and it's not over yet, with the worst of the deluge from ex-cyclone Debbie still to come.
The Senate could sit into the night as the Turnbull government tries to get its $50 billion business tax cuts package through the upper house.
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