The Turnbull government has welcomed reports the Islamic State's so-called caliphate has fallen after the liberation of the last militant-held town in Iraq but signalled the group still needs to be fought globally as a terrorist outfit.
Michael Koziol The path to this week's resounding "yes" vote was lined with roadblocks, villains and unlikely heroes.
James Robertson Recently resigned Liberal MP for Bennelong John Alexander confirmed he would be eligible to stand in next month's by-election after receiving advice from the UK Home Office.
Eryk Bagshaw An analysis of electorates where more than 40 per cent of the population was born overseas shows they overwhelmingly backed same-sex marriage outside the Western Sydney ring.
Mark Isaacs Simmering tensions on Manus Island as locals and refugees are forced to live side by side.
Mark Kenny Bill Shorten's decision to draft Kristina Keneally has put Labor within striking distance.
David Wroe "He used dictatorial methods. It was just shocking. He became power drunk."
Peter Martin Victoria has economic growth of 3.3 per cent, but NSW has recorded the best growth per resident.