As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.
Changes to construction material requirements from negotiations on the ABCC will give Australian steelmakers a chance to step-up.
The Turnbull government has finally passed its signature legislation to restore a tough watchdog in the construction industry.
Malcolm Turnbull has promised key crossbencher Nick Xenophon closer monitoring of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
The government has made another retreat on its backpacker tax, dropping its proposed rate from 19% to 15% in a deal that will get through the Senate crossbench.
Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Nick Xenophon has told constituents he is still considering how to vote on the government's bill for a lifetime ban on visiting Australia for anyone sent to Nauru or Manus Island after mid-2013.
Storage is the issue politicians must deal with if we are to transition away from coal and gas based power generation.
Malcolm Turnbull has seized on the massive South Australian power failure to condemn Labor states for aggressive attitudes to renewables and call for a nationwide target.
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