The Australian Bureau of Statistics has blamed the media for the failure of its census hotline and blamed an overseas denial of service attack for the failure of its census website in a strongly worded submission to a Senate inquiry that also attempts to deflect blame for the overwhelming of its website on its contractor IBM.
Adam Gartrell, Amy Remeikis A special anti-corruption team has been assigned to investigate claims of dodgy political donations that have embroiled Turnbull government MP Stuart Robert and a shadowy Liberal fundraising body he controls.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit out at Liberal Party members who used the anti-apartheid icon's image on leaflets that make false claims about the dangers of same-sex marriage.
Adam Gartrell Pauline Hanson says she would be prepared to put aside her personal opposition to same-sex marriage and vote for it in the Senate - but only if the Australian people vote in favour of it at a plebiscite.
Deborah Snow She is probably the most powerful woman in the country that you've never heard of. And that is exactly the way she likes it.
Deborah Snow Disgraced former federal MP Craig Thomson is quietly running a migrant worker placement business from his home on the NSW central coast, raising questions about possible loopholes in sponsored migration schemes.
Michael Koziol Both sides of the gay marriage debate are targeting corporate Australia, for finance or favours. But advocates say it is a "myth" that big business would fund the "yes" campaign.
Michael Koziol Monday looms as D-Day for the Turnbull government's precarious plebiscite on same-sex marriage, with the Coalition and Labor to sit down in Brisbane for talks.
Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has emerged from high-level talks in the US capital, increasingly hopeful that a final defeat for Islamic State forces in Syria is nearing.
Heath Aston The Labor Party has installed Victorian party boss, Noah Carroll, as its next national secretary, replacing George Wright.