The Senate has grilled CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall for two hours over the number and process of scientist job cuts.
Matt Wade Australia's population will hit 24 million much sooner than expected. And soon enough Sydney won't be our biggest city.
Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has ended his most tumultuous day as Prime Minister with a new Deputy Prime Minister, another minister hanging on by his fingernails, and the pressing need for an unscheduled reshuffle expected within days.
Peter Hartcher The tax system will automatically harvest so much extra tax from workers' pay packets that it will start to drag down economic growth over the next few years unless the government acts, according to the Treasury.
Bianca Hall and Henrietta Cook Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has lashed out at suggestions that principals and others could be jailed for speaking out about the treatment of asylum seekers in their care, under tough federal laws.
A man has lodged a formal complaint with police about the conduct of security at Sydney's The Star casino after his leg was broken in a scuffle with guards.
Kate Aubusson Sydney Harbour was the scene of a cruise ship gridlock on Thursday night, after a medical emergency brought the MS Amsterdam to a standstill.
Adam Morton Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has intervened this week to cancel a planned keynote speech at a Catholic Church conference by independent MP Cathy McGowan due to her support for same sex marriage.
Judith Ireland Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner is Kate Jenkins, the Turnbull government announced on Thursday.
Anna Patty A Labor Party-affiliated union is expected to raise controversy within the ALP at the weekend when it calls for the development of high-rise apartments in the inner city to fund public transport in the Western suburbs.
A woman accused of stealing a postal delivery van and leading a hair-raising police chase into the Illawarra ...