Prime Minister Tony Abbott has killed off a plan proposed by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate president Stephen Parry that would require women wearing burqas to be separated from the public and forced to sit with schoolchildren in a glassed-off area of federal Parliament's public galleries.
Large multinational corporations are unlikely to be calling the removalists just yet after Thursday's announcement that the Senate will examine the adequacy of tax laws.
James Hird's solo move to appeal his unfavourable Federal Court finding has cast further uncertainty on the proceedings against 34 current and retired AFL players who stand accused of banned drug use.
Muslim women who wear the burqa into federal parliament will be banned from watching proceedings from regular public galleries and will be forced to sit in glass enclosures instead.
Most people would have heard the names Harvard, Oxford and Stanford mentioned among the most prestigious universities in the world.
Women who wear face coverings will be separated from the general population and seated with schoolchildren when they visit Parliament House
It took a treasure chest of money to get it here, but Disney's fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be filmed in Australia.
Women with troubled maternal relationships have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin and are more likely to experience difficulty bonding with their own babies, a UNSW study has found.
Abby Bishop hopes Basketball Australia can provide childcare in order for her to return to the Opals.