What's in a name? If you're the newly created Australian Border Force, the answer is about $10 million – splashed on military-style uniforms and thousands of signs at airports and detention centres to create a fresh, hardline image.
Peter Martin Australians are "sleepwalking into a real mess", facing the equivalent of a recession in the next ten years as income growth looking far lower than officially forecast, the National Reform Summit has been told.
Andrew Darby Pressure is rising on the Liberal Party over its funds scandal, with Labor calling for a cover-up over a $48,000 debt in Tasmania to be investigated by the Australian Electoral Commission.
Michaela Whitbourn Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos is free of a major legal headache after shareholders in a company embroiled in a corruption probe dropped a costly case against him.
Louise Hall A Sydney GP charged with the murder of his wife is fighting for the right to continue treating patients while he is on bail.
Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the government expects to make a decision next week on whether to join air strikes in Syria as he brushed aside questions on whether his office pushed for a request from Washington to expand Australia's involvement.
Megan Levy and Peter Rae Up to 40 people inside a busy Indian restaurant in Sydney's west were "extremely lucky" not to be injured when a gunman fired a single shot through the front window, police say.
Rachel Browne Two foster carers who have been the subject of repeated complaints to Family and Community Services still have teenage girls in their care, prompting calls for tighter screening and monitoring of carers.
Esther Han ANZ Bank will no longer seize leftover funds on travel money cards that have expired.
Stephen Ryan One of the state's worst rapists and paedophiles could be released from jail next week, nine years after he sexually abused a four-year-old girl at a Lake Macquarie caravan park.