The latest State of the Service report analysing the public service shows a rise in the number of senior women but a worrying lift in harassment complaints.
Australian police forces have arrived in the Solomon Islands to provide security in the region following days of rioting in the capital Honiara.
Rogue senators and controversial laws on voter ID and religious discrimination will make the final sitting of parliament for the year a spectacle.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating has sunk to its lowest point since just after the black summer bushfires.
Scott Morrison has been accused of vandalising Australia’s international reputation over the handling of the decision to scrap a $90 billion French submarine contract.
Former Australian finance minister Mathias Cormann has called for a globally consistent price on carbon after opposing one while in government.