Attorney-General George Brandis has warned that the Islamic State group may scatter and form a "diaspora" caliphate around the world, including South-East Asia after its defeat in the Middle East.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent A major Liberal party benefactor will continue to withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cash-strapped party, with Michael Kroger set to remain president of the party.
Amy Remeikis Pauline Hanson has compared Islam to a disease Australians need to vaccinate themselves against, a comment described by the deputy prime minister as "bat poo crazy".
James Massola, Chief Political Correspondent A China-Australia extradition treaty 10 years in the making looks set to be killed off in the Senate next week with Labor, the Greens and the crossbench expected to team up to stop ratification.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter "It's very, very clear that we do not approve the changes," Gillian Triggs told the inquiry.
Adam Morton Calls for an extraordinary government intervention to keep the ailing Hazelwood coal power plant open have been rejected by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who said its closure would not affect electricity security.
Eryk Bagshaw, James Massola New study from the University of Adelaide has found that after accounting for house prices, suburbs in Adelaide with shared home ownership schemes have 8 per cent higher levels of home ownership than near identical suburbs in NSW and Victoria
Amy Remeikis It wasn't the overdue bills Jacqui Lambie was thinking about as she delivered a speech that gripped Parliament.
Matthew Knott The Turnbull government is aiming to use the successful passage of its childcare reforms, which redistribute subsidies from wealthy to low-income families, as a springboard to overhaul the way schools are funded.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Local beef producers have won unfettered access to the giant Chinese domestic market for the first time, in a commercial breakthrough that gives Australia a unique level of entree denied to all other countries until now. But the resolution of Australia's beef over beef exports came with a gentle reminder to Canberra, and other regional neighbours, that China will not back down on the South China Sea and regards its outposts in international waters as its sovereign territory.