Australia ups Vietnamese visas from 200 to 1,500.
Government's use of taxpayer money questioned as new documents show Shenhua didn't want the exploration licence area NSW paid for.
Federal government will pay the cost of preparing funding pitches for new road and rail freight links to the Inland Rail.
Federal Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie has blasted the Queensland government over its plans for reef protection and vegetation management.
Federal government is working with states to deliver the key rural recommendation from the Banking royal Commission.