Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he deplores the hurtful language being used against people and insists the vast majority of Australians are bringing respectful views to the public debate about same-sex marriage.
Emily Woods The Australian Sex Party will come to an end this week, with founder Fiona Patten set to deregister the party and unveil a new political party to reach more voters.
James Massola, Amy Remeikis Angry Coalition MPs are blaming the citizenship fiasco and the marriage survey for another hit in the polls.
Emily Baker "For some of these young people, it's a square peg into a round hole. We provide a square hole."
Eryk Bagshaw The executives of the world's largest technology companies will be grilled by a Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance, as the government hopes to claw back up to $4 billion in revenue into public coffers.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.
James Massola Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis has attempted to dismiss new questions over her possible dual citizenship, after an incoming passenger card from 1966 - filled out when she was 10 years old and re-entering Australia - emerged in which she listed her nationality as "British Australian".
David Wroe The next terrorist attack will "be on your head, Pauline", Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has told Pauline Hanson after the One Nation's burqa stunt on the floor of the Senate.
Tom McIlroy Australians had "little to no knowledge" of the government's efforts to stop tax avoidance.
Alexandra Smith Students in NSW will not sit NAPLAN tests online until schools are confident they are ready to move from paper and pen, according to the Education Minister Rob Stokes.
A truck has lost a load of metal pipes on the road.
Nyngan litterers have been put on notice with a new bin in town.
All the photos and live action from Wednesday's NAIDOC celebrations at the school.
Finals have begun in a number of sports and there's plenty to play for each weekend.
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The Bogan Shire Council are concerned about the NBN in Nyngan as some people won't have access to ...