The close win in the Melbourne by-election has failed to add lustre to federal Labor or dampen leadership speculation.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says the Smart State trademark is an unwarranted cost that was rarely used.
Morgan Tsvangirai will meet with opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop in Sydney on Sunday morning before flying to Canberra.
Labor has dashed the Greens' hopes of winning their first Victorian lower house seat in the Melbourne by-election but the party is yet to concede defeat.
Customs says it has intercepted a boat carrying 144 people, which sought help northeast of Christmas Island.
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Independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor say an early election is on the cards if Labor MPs don't focus on policy instead of infighting.
Opposition Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey says Ford's axing of 440 jobs in Victoria is because Australians aren't buying locally-made cars.
Opposition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says journalists' sources must be protected to stop their craft "grinding to a halt".
That unions are still playing with the possibility of Kevin Rudd's return is indicative of their hostility to Gillard.
Federal police have finalised their investigation into allegations Speaker Peter Slipper misused taxi vouchers and have sent material to prosecutors.
The Australian Taxation Office has revealed it will target occupations with high work-related expense claims in the coming year.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan says the price of iron ore could have a bearing on the money generated through the MRRT.
The head of Queensland's public sector union says Premier Campbell Newman didn't promise him before the election there would be no public service job cuts.
So union bosses are meeting to decide if and when Kevin Rudd will be reinstated as PM.
Union powerbrokers have contradicted each other over revisiting a Gillard-Rudd leadership showdown.
Opposition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says former PM Kevin Rudd's brother, Queensland senate hopeful Greg, is unlikely to side with Labor.