What we learned, heard and were amused by in question time on Monday.
Former treasurer Wayne Swan has been elected Labor's next national president and promises to focus the party on inequality.
Google is stepping up its investments in Asia and will spend $US550m for a one per cent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.
A man who implanted an electronic train ticket into his arm has had his conviction overturned by a Sydney court.
Five immigrants have died after a vehicle packed with 14 passengers flipped at high speed while being chased by border patrol agents in southern Texas.
Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting has joined the bidding war for Atlas Iron with an offer that values the junior miner at $390 million.
A Queensland magistrate's husband, who's accused of assaulting a neighbour when an ongoing feud escalated, claims he never went looking for trouble.
Australia's auction clearance rates are hovering around a six-year low, due to falls in Sydney and Melbourne.
Melania Trump has waded into the immigration debate saying she hates seeing children separated from their families and hopes the US can govern with heart.
The looming ban on single-use plastic bags being introduced by Coles and Woolworths isn't being welcomed by 20 per cent of shoppers, a survey shows.
Malcolm Turnbull has made a personal commitment the ABC will remain in public hands, then voted down a federal opposition motion calling on parliament to do so.
Clive Palmer won't be able to register his United Australia Party until after five federal by-elections.
Asylum seeker advocates are gathering in Canberra on Monday to protest changes to the social support safety net.
A nine-year-old girl and two elderly men died when a 6.1 magnitude quake struck the city of Osaka in Japan's west.
Support is flowing in for the family of a young girl who was killed by an elderly driver in a Queensland car park, with her sister and grandmother also injured.
Colombia has elected Ivan Duque as its new president with the right-wing candidate claiming 54 per cent of the vote to defeat leftist Gustavo Petro.
Opening the prosecution case against David Eastman, the prosecution says he set out to teach police a lesson by shooting dead the senior ACT police officer.