Attorney-General George Brandis described the defeat as a "sad day".
Latika Bourke Tony Abbott's review into his former friend was cut short after Bronwyn Bishop stopped participating.
Anna Patty Ten former Fair Work Commission members, including outspoken critic Graeme Watson, retired early within months of qualifying for a full pension at the age of 60.
James Massola Julie Bishop has delivered a blast to the backbench rebels, questioning their trust in Australia's own legal and political system.
Amy Remeikis A major review of the mental health services available to serving and former members of the military has produced some alarming findings.
Heath Aston, political correspondent A family that could be split apart by government moves to deport the two parents back to Fiji has been given a flicker of hope after the Human Rights Commission agreed to examine their case.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor The performance of the Senate in the company tax debate has been marked by an overweening self-importance.
Matthew Knott Wayne Swan insists remaining in Parliament is the best way for him to advance the Labor cause.
Adam Gartrell Malcolm Turnbull says the government's submission is no different from those lodged under Julia Gillard.
Michael Koziol, political reporter "We need to avoid the temptation to become constant critics of the new US administration".