The Abbott government ministry is one of the worst in the developed world for gender balance.
Matthew Knott The man chosen to conduct an independent audit of Q&A, television veteran Ray Martin, says he cannot believe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ordered his frontbenchers not to appear on the ABC program until his inquiry is complete.
Nicole Hasham A remote order of monks, flat-earthers and a self-appointed Spanish eagle enthusiast are among the vociferous fringe elements of the anti-wind lobby to formally object to the fledgling industry.
Peter Hannam The El Nino climate pattern taking hold in the Pacific remains on track to be one of the strongest on record - a trend that may be lost on many Australians in the coming couple of weeks as a cool spell arrives.
Rania Spooner, John Silvester, Tammy Mills Victoria Police are examining links between the wounding of a young police officer in Moonee Ponds and a firebomb attack and drive-by shooting targeted at family members of slain underworld figure Carl Williams.
James Massola, Anna Patty, Royce Millar A defiant Bill Shorten has dared Tony Abbott to "bring it on" and fight Labor head-to-head over worker's rights, declaring he "relishes" the chance to front the trade union royal commission on Wednesday and "talk about what I believe to be every Australian's right – a good, safe job with proper pay and conditions".
Matthew Knott Nowadays, Tony Abbott calls the ABC's Q&A a "lefty lynch mob" and has instructed his cabinet ministers to boycott the program, but it wasn't always this way.
The TV series Dukes of Hazzard has been pulled from US screens because of controversy surrounding its use of the Confederate flag, beloved of white supremacists, but the Abbott administration's most senior indigenous affairs bureaucrat in the Northern Territory failed to heed the warning signs.
David Wroe Eye test records and personal contact details of hundreds of military personnel including soldiers posted overseas were sent to China in a significant data security breach, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Matthew Knott Television veteran Ray Martin is facing calls to step down from an editorial audit of the ABC's Q&A program, after he described a government boycott of the program as "silly" and backed the impartiality of host Tony Jones.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command have charged a man following investigations into the theft of firearms ...