Civil war has broken out in the federal parliamentary Liberal Party, and more importantly, within the government of Australia.
Tony Wright Boris Johnson works hard to appear as if he has just got out of bed after a rough night. Enter Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor An attempt by Tony Abbott to drag the Liberal Party to the political right appears to have backfired spectacularly as former Abbott loyalists broke ranks in disgust at comments they viewed as rank disloyalty to the party and an attempt to deliberately damage Malcolm Turnbull.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has no plans to cut interest rates, and worries that he did he would make an already indebted nation "more fragile".
Fergus Hunter Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has conveyed Labor's concern about Israel's construction of settlements in occupied territories to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a meeting he described as "warm and productive".
Latika Bourke The last time Malcolm Turnbull spoke with one of the handful of world leaders Australia might consider among its closest friends, the verbal stoush that ensued ended up becoming a global story.
Tom McIlroy Tony Abbott has pledged his "full support" for Malcolm Turnbull, just hours after launching his strongest attack on the government and calling for a range of conservative policy changes.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has dashed hopes of a further cut in interest rates, pleading for people to "focus on other things other than quarter of a per cent moves in the cash rate".
Fergus Hunter Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will not be distracted by Tony Abbott's "latest outburst" and most direct attack on the government to date, defending his record of achievement and portraying the backbencher as a hypocrite who was unable to govern effectively when he was leader.