Tony Abbott has gone on the front foot over submarines to launch a remarkable attack on Labor, saying they would let the Russians or North Koreans build Australia's next fleet.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey is defying suggestions he should be replaced by Malcolm Turnbull and has vowed to press ahead with unpopular budget measures, declaring if he can't get them through the Senate the budget will "never get to surplus".
Noel Towell DHS public servants plan force bosses to talk pay rates by going on a co-ordinated lunch break.
Gareth Hutchens, Nicky Phillips The federal government is showing signs of greater support for science.
Esther Han In a pre-Valentine's Day warning, Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox said in 2014 the average reported loss from those who complained about online and physical introduction agencies was $848.
Heath Aston Ricky Muir could be on the road to setting a record for the quietest start to a Senate career.
Judith Ireland The Senate will hold a nation-wide inquiry into the abuse of disabled people in institutions and homes in Australia, following a Fairfax Media/ABC investigation.
Jane Lee A senior Orthodox rabbi has resigned from the board of the Yeshiva Centre in Sydney amid revelations he did not know that touching a child's genitals could be a criminal offence.
Louise Hall A 12-year-old girl who was "married" in an Islamic ceremony in her family's Hunter Valley home fell pregnant but miscarried, a court has heard.The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was examined at the Children's Hospital at Westmead after she complained of sharp right abdominal pain. Doctors found she had an ectopic pregnancy - where the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus - and miscarried.
Jacob Saulwick Most uberX drivers in Sydney have an interesting thing in common.