The coal seam gas industry faces fresh headwinds in NSW with the Christian Democratic Party joining opposition calls for an immediate moratorium of the industry.
Sarah Whyte The fleet of brightly coloured wooden Vietnamese fishing boats that the Australian government will use to turn back asylum seekers are unseaworthy and ethically wrong to use, marine sources in Darwin say.
Matthew Knott Private colleges will be banned from offering free iPad sign-on "sweeteners" and laughably short diploma courses to vulnerable students.
Leesha McKenny Labor has promised to support the coalition's bid to limit the use of high sulphur fuel used by the cruise industry after its proposed "emissions control area" for White Bay was attacked by the coalition and the Greens.
Su-Lin Tan Sydney's near-perfect beach conditions on Wednesday were shattered by thunderstorms and gale-force winds in the late afternoon and evening.
Anna Patty Labor is fighting to strengthen its hold in the Hunter region and has committed to upgrading the area’s health services and roads if elected to government.
Gareth Hutchens and James Eyers Treasurer Joe Hockey has suggested that people should be able to use their superannuation as a “shock absorber” over their lives, because it is their savings “that arguably they should be able to access.”
Heath Aston Prime Minister Tony Abbott "does not love" the government's plan to peg the age pension at a lower rate and if alternative budget savings can be found the policy would be dropped, a Liberal MP suggests.
Ray Sparvell Communities in WA's Pilbara are bracing for destructive winds and possible flooding amid the onslaught of Tropical Cyclone Olwyn.
Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn A Fairfax Media journalist has told a defamation trial his editor's wish to have a story on Joe Hockey "nailed to the cross" was a reference to "nailing the facts".