Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will "absolutely" lead the government to the next election and has described the strong performances of potential leadership rivals Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull as the result of their "good captain".
It will be a surfer's paradise along the NSW coast today, as swells of up to 3.5 metres arrive off the coast of Sydney.
Paul Bibby It would cost $4.3 billion over 10 years to provide redress to the 65,000 victims of child sex abuse in Australia, the Royal Commission says, with government footing nearly half the bill.
Sean Nicholls NSW Deputy Police Commissioner has launched an extraordinary attack on the Ombudsman and the handling of a police bugging inquiry that targeted him and his family.
Four of Australia's most renowned scientists - Nobel Prize winners Elizabeth Blackburn, Brian Schmidt, Peter Doherty and Barry Marshall - spoke to The Australian Financial Review about their fears and concerns for Australian science.
Mark Kenny Some are said to be actively considering Julie Bishop or Malcolm Turnbull, but others are dismissive.
James Massola Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has launched an extraordinary defence of Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin, declaring the Prime Minister should be held accountable for his own mistakes.
Staff reporters The NSW parliamentary inquiry into the NSW Police bugging scandal is in effect an inquiry into an inquiry into another inquiry.
Sean Nicholls Deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas has accused an internal affairs unit formerly run by two of NSW's most senior officers - Commissioner Andrew Scipione and his deputy, Catherine Burn - of "massive wrongdoing and habitual illegal acts" in relation to a covert bugging operation more than a decade ago.
Eryk Bagshaw The cost of building the new light rail from George Street to Kingsford is expected to blow out to $2.1 billion by the time it is complete in 2019. Eryk Bagshaw reports.
IT was a great weekend for the South Coast show season to begin with the always popular Berry ...