A journalist prepares for a live cross after it was announced that ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie had been sacked by the board.
One of the reasons the managing director failed was that she did not understand the journalism she was overseeing, and that weakness filtered down the ranks.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
The only effective way of destroying the undue influence of large foreign donations is by placing a cap on all donations.
If the purpose of this bill is to prevent foreign donations from influencing elections, it manifestly does not achieve that outcome.
Mathias Cormann is taking full advantage of this rare moment as acting prime minister.
Barnaby Joyce's position appears to have been weakened rather than strengthened by his publicity tactic.
Barnaby Joyce is said to be very aware of the hurt in the party and that he has to work to mend the political damage he has caused.
Some Liberals have been unhappy at the prospect of Barnaby Joyce being acting prime minister when Malcolm Turnbull visits the US.
Michaelia Cash told a Senate estimates hearing the tip-off was made without her knowledge.
A senior staffer of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash was forced to quit after tipping off the media about police raids on the Australian Workers Union's offices.
The government says its position has always been that none of those on Manus Island and Nauru would ever be allowed to come here.
The fracas between the United Nations high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) and the government over whether Australia agreed to settle a handful of the Manus Island/Nauru boat people with family here…