Tasmania would become the first state to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs in a major strike against the gambling industry announced by the Labor opposition.
The tone of coverage of the Bennelong byelection has rapidly begun to change in Australian-based Chinese media.
Doctors representing 61,500 of their peers are demanding the Turnbull government to immediately provide care and treatment to the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island.
As Sam Dastyari packs up his belongings and heads for the door, he has plenty of company in the Senate's class of 2016.
The science of sunshine has preoccupied Martin Green for more than 40 years, but the way solar panels make our toasters pop and our kettles boil still leaves him spellbound.
Gas prices have begun to fall and supply has improved since the Turnbull government struck a deal with LNG exporters to secure additional supply.
More than 200 of the world's biggest investors, responsible for $26 trillion in assets, have signed up to the initiative.
Sam Dastyari's resignation has thrown Chinese political influence into the heart of the crucial Bennelong byelection