The controversial former deputy mayor of Auburn council Salim Mehajer has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a taxi driver outside The Star casino and assaulting TV news reporter Laura Banks hours later.
Latika Bourke, Fergus Hunter Cory Bernardi's breakaway conservative party will join forces with Family First but the incoming Senator for the soon-to-be-defunct party will not join the Liberal defector, depriving the Senator of a two-person voting bloc.
Peter Hannam Autumn is likely to feel a lot like winter over the coming days - particularly in the evenings and early mornings.
Fergus Hunter The lobby group representing property developers has unveiled a "ten point plan" to boost housing affordability in Australia's major cities, urging deregulation in the construction industry, low-deposit home loans and incentives for older home owners to downsize.
James Massola, Georgia Wilkins Most interest-only and investor loans from the big four banks are cheaper than a year ago despite a series of rate hikes and a regulator crackdown aimed at cooling the housing market.
Megan Levy A man has been charged with filming a young girl in Hyde Park following the Anzac Day march.
Megan Levy Traffic was banked up for several kilometres on the M7 at Prestons after a truck crash.
Marissa Calligeros Muslim activist and television host Yassmin Abdel-Magied has courted controversy with an Anzac Day Facebook post suggesting Australians should turn their attention to the suffering on Manus Island and Nauru, and in Syria and Palestine.
Michael Bachelard, Nick McKenzie John Coates' right-hand man Mike Tancred is the subject of another formal bullying complaint, after he allegedly harangued a young female staffer who took two days off work at the Beijing Olympics after miscarrying her baby
David Wroe, national security correspondent Prime Minister flags an Australian military presence in the two countries for the foreseeable future.