1 August 2014
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (who refers to Australian soap Sea Patrol as an example of border security) visits Curtin detention centre the day a security reports reveals the rate of detainee self-harm spikes whenever she visits a detention centre.
2 August 2014
Ceasefire between Israel and Palestine's Hamas.
4 August 2014
Tony Abbott defers* his Paid Parental Leave scheme. (*code for hoping people will forget about and it just fades away)
5 August 2014
Social Services Minister wants defacto couples to get married.
6 August 2014
PM Abbott, Foreign Minister Bishop and Attorney General Brandis propose tighter terror laws for Australian visitors to jihad hot spots.
7 August 2014
Columnist Mike Carlton suspended then resigns for his abusive responses to readers complaining about his anti-Semitic columns.
8 August 2014
Unemployment shoots up to 6.4%
9 August 2014
Russia sanctions Australian and other international imports after the MH17 Malaysian Airlines disaster.
11 August 2014
Tony Abbott heads to The Netherlands to see the Dutch PM after a bad week for some of his team.
12 August 2014
The USA dragged back into Iraq attacks following Islamic State attacks on non-Muslims
13 August 2014
Nepotism and cronyism the criteria for PUP pre-selection.
13 August 2014
Alex Douglas, the leader of the PUPs in Queensland, quits the party, giving the PUP and Clive a verbal spray over nepotism and cronyism.
14 August 2014
Bill Shorten call for an election.
15 August 2014
Joe Hockey says poor people don't have cars or don't drive as far (when defending the fuel excise).
16 August 2014
Joe 's colleagues keep their distance and won't endorse his comments about poor people not having cars.
18 August 2014
Joe apologises for his comments about the poor.
19 August 2014
Former Treasurer Wayne Swan attacks Kevin Rudd in his new boo, while advising the party to learn from its past divisive internal mistakes.
20 August 2014
Tasmanian Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie flags an unsolicited Chinese attack on Australia publicly stating we should get some missiles.
21 August 2014
PM Abbott meets with Islamic leaders to discuss his team Australia security measures.
22 August 2014
Bill Shorten outs himself as the senior Labor leader accused of rape when he was a teenager.
23 August 2014
Some Islamic Leaders oppose Tony Abbott's Team Australia security measures.
25 August 2014
Education Minister Christopher Pyne faces up to the senate to get his education reforms passed.
25 August 2014
Queensland Opposition leader, Annastacia Palaszczuk portrays herself as the opposite of Campbell Newman.
26 August 2014
former league player and now PUP Senator Glenn Lazarus says playing State of Origin is easier than politics.
27 August 2014
Tony Abbott confronts home grown terrorism.
28 August 2014
Former PM and Treasurer under Bob Hawke says Hawke would have meetings in the nuddy by the pool.
29 August 2014
Qantas $2.8b record loss
30 August 2014
President Obama addresses the press in a tan suit - while Russia's Putin marches into Ukraine.