Some are said to be actively considering Julie Bishop or Malcolm Turnbull, but others are dismissive.
Paul Bibby, Louise Hall
An article published on January 21 titled "Party animal and ladies' man, but still hungry for violence" referred to the IS fighter Mahmoud Abdullatif.
Australia's Privacy Commissioner has questioned whether phone and internet providers should be required to store customer metadata for as long as two years.
Baby Bingle could overshadow Baby Cambridge II.
Dozens of top public service jobs at the giant Department of Human Services are sitting vacant.
Australia has started delivering equipment to the Afghan military to counter improvised explosive devices.
Punters believe it is more likely than not that Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a leadership ballot before the next election.
One of Tony Abbott's frontbenchers is urging the city-based Prime Minister to stop reacting to the "texting, latte-sipping, keyboard warriors who frequent the tapas bars of Sydney and Melbourne" and visit a country pub to get an "honest appraisal" of how the government can improve.