Tony Abbott and Britain's David Cameron have joined forces to attack growing Russian militarism and authoritarianism, with the Australian leader accusing the Kremlin of pursuing "the lost glories of tsarism or the old Soviet Union".
As leaders of the world's most powerful nations arrive in Australia for the G20 summit, all eyes are on the relationship between the United States and China, and just where Australia can fit in.
As Australia trumpets the need for a global crackdown on corporate tax avoidance at this weekend's G20 summit, the Tax Office is grappling with the loss of thousands of its staff, many in key areas.
Egg producers and consumer advocates are developing free range egg standards in every state - but now the consumer watchdog says we don't need them.
The OECD's head of tax has rejected calls to publicly release country-by-country breakdowns of taxes paid by multinationals, despite growing pressure from community and transparency groups.
What do we need to do to get the economy growing properly again? Wait ... for at least a year.
Population drain from regional areas will force the abolition of one federal electorate in NSW and a redistribution of electoral boundaries before the next election.
Bruce Zhong’s dream for Australia is one of the biggest tourism projects NSW has ever seen – a $500 million Chinese cultural theme park.
The plummeting oil price - trading this week at four-year lows below $US80 a barrel - is a welcome and unexpected "free kick" for most of the Australian economy, according to analysts. And some are even predicting it could fall as low as $US65.
The Australian sharemarket edged higher on Friday, but fell sharply over the week, ending a run of four straight weeks of gains as energy, mining and banking stocks were sold off.