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The Nationals – of whom Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is deputy leader – have been agitated at the strong power of Coles and Woolworths to beat down prices of suppliers. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Government to beef up ACCC to assist farmers

Farmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government's long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday.
Critics are already seeing Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s reaction to a cross-party same-sex marriage bill as Abbott going back on his word. AAP/Lukas Coch

Grattan on Friday: Abbott will look tricky if he tries to abort the same-sex marriage bill he encouraged

The prime minister is suddenly looking like a throwback to Tony Abbott, health minister, when he was fighting trenchantly against losing ministerial power over the abortion drug RU486.
The leak of the proposed same-sex marriage bill caught Prime Minister Tony Abbott by surprise. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Abbott caught in no-win situation on same-sex marriage

Tony Abbott's office took quite a while to respond to Sky News' Wednesday report that a group of backbenchers from across the parliament planned to bring forward a gay marriage bill.
Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa says Australia’s turnbacks policy is “incompatible with good bilateral relations”. EPA/Jose Sena Goulao

Turnbacks remain an irritant in Australia-Indonesia relations: former foreign minister Natalegawa

Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa has called out the Abbott government over its attempt to shrug off any cost to the bilateral relationship caused by the unilateral manner of its boat turnbacks.
Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said: ‘There is now overwhelming common ground on the need for a more certain and meaningful approach to emissions reduction’. AAP/Dean Lewins

Broad coalition formed to seek common ground on tackling climate change

Major business, union, research, environment, investor and social groups have formed the Australian Climate Roundtable in an effort to "put the climate policy debate on common ground and offer a way forward".
ABC managing director Mark Scott said that the ABC was ‘on the side of Australia’. AAP/Alan Porritt

Government adds its own review to two others on Q&A

The government has ordered its own inquiry and Tony Abbott has declared "heads should roll" as the row over Q&A escalated after the program was rebroadcast.
Zaky Mallah’s inclusion on Q&A has received high criticism from members of the government. ABC

Mallah caught the ABC bus to Q&A

Zaky Mallah, the former terrorism suspect at the centre of the Q&A storm, travelled to the studio in a free bus the program puts on to take audience members from Sydney's western suburbs

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