Up to now, both government and opposition were anxious to stay in step.
Wood's call follows NSW Liberal and former health minister Sussan Ley declaring the trade should cease.
Fifield said that no matter who was the responsible party, the complaints figures were too high. "The current model for protecting consumers needs reform".
Dealing with cannabis is basically a state matter but the Greens propose an Australian Cannabis Agency be set up to bring together state and territory governments, experts and regulators.
Campbell replaces the present chief, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, 58, who will retire from the ADF.
On Friday the Agriculture department announced it had suspended the supply of sheep to a Qatar abattoir after seeing footage provided by Animals Australia.
The Coalition reels from its 30th consecutive Newspoll loss, while Australia's relationship with China comes under pressure.
China scholars disagree on the extent of Chinese influence on Australian politics – but it may be there are more points of agreement than most scholars realise.
A Four Corners/Fairfax investigation shows the need for an advisory board to make sure that tax officers are accountable as part of the Taxpayers' charter.
The Coalition trails 48-52%, compared with 47-53% a fortnight ago. The Australian reports it is only the second time since April last year that the government has come
Another tumultuous week in politics saw the appearance of the "Monash Forum", more speculation about the 30th Newspoll and the Greens proposing a people's bank.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
Under the People's Bank proposal, homeowners would be able to borrow up to 60% of the value of their property directly from the Reserve Bank.
Barnaby Joyce says he would be '100%' behind the government constructing coal-fired power stations if that would lower the price of electricity.
The government's company tax cut for big business has received a further blow.
The government has been forced to put off a vote on its tax cut for big business.
Tony Abbott described Pauline Hanson as 'a remarkable and a resilient presence in our public life for more than two decades'.
The Australian government is expelling two Russian spies as part of a broad international retaliatory action against Russia.
Children with autism and their younger siblings could be at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases, with new research showing they are under-vaccinated compared to the general population.
Labor has capitulated to pressure to exempt pensioners from its plan to end cash refunds for dividend imputation credits.
Labor retains a 53-47% unchanged two-party lead in the latest Newspoll.
Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
'Super Saturday' had positive spin-offs for both federal leaders, but substantially more for Bill Shorten than Malcolm Turnbull.
The failure to wrest Batman is a big setback for the Greens.
Both male and female participants were in favour of more women in parliament, and pointed to the value of more diverse opinions than just those of 'middle-aged white male lawyers'.