A showdown between the Australian Taxation Office and the nation's largest companies including Chevron, Crown and BHP Billiton is looming as the tax man hit seven large companies with tax bills amounting to $2 billion in revenue.
Peter Martin Labor has questioned the bona fides of a report apparently commissioned by the Treasury that plays down the role of big government spending in helping Australia survive global financial crisis.
Matthew Knott Just four days into the job, it was clear Michelle Guthrie was in for a bumpy start as managing director of the ABC.
Noel Towell The union has cried foul over the ballot of nearly 2000 workers in the office of federal politicians, alleging that many were unfairly denied the right to vote.
Noel Towell 'Barnaby's feathering his own nest.'
Adam Morton The irony of the hysterical attack by some MPs is that by ensuring the scheme isn't on the table they are likely to further aggravate the problems they describe in doomsday language.
Tom McIlroy Malcolm Turnbull faces pressure from state and territory leaders for an effective national energy policy on Friday, with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill raising the prospect of climate change costing the Prime Minister his job for a second time.
Stephanie Peatling Front-line services offering programs to tackle homelessness will be given a funding reprieve by the Turnbull government.
Heath Aston Kristina Photios has quit the Liberal Party after 12 years to speak out against a "vocal minority" of conservatives.
Fergus Hunter The Labor Party has given Australia's authors, booksellers and publishers an early Christmas present, revealing it will oppose any attempt to remove restrictions on parallel imports of books.
The week that was through the eyes of Fairfax photographers.