Head of Greenpeace challenges Prime Minister to speak up for detained Australian activist.
BHP Billiton reveals it is working with Abbott government on the development of carbon policy, and praises Coalition's 'direct-action' policy for protecting companies that compete in the international arena.
An apology will not be enough to smooth the waters with Indonesia, the letter from the Indonesian president to Tony Abbott makes clear - only a full explanation of the extent of Australia's spying and a signed agreement regulating future intelligence gathering will do that.
Sydney and Melbourne will each house 7 million people by 2060; Australia might house 42 million. By then 58 per cent of the population will be in their 50s or older, and importantly 51 per cent of the voters will be that old.
Indonesia's former top spymaster has accused his own President of exaggerating the problem of phone tapping, saying attempts by intelligence agencies to snoop on national leaders were "normal".
Coaxing lives back from the edge and diffusing hostile situations are what police negotiators sign up for, but it can be almost impossible not to bring the job home. By Mark Whittaker.
Australians' living standards are set to grow at a ''significantly slower'' pace over the next decade than in the past five decades, a senior Treasury official says.
Counter-terrorism and border security sources say the stand-off over spying could have a serious effect on operations if the row is not resolved and Indonesia stands firm on its threat to downgrade co-operation. While there remains some doubt about the breadth and depth of Jakarta's cuts to co-operation with Australian authorities, experts warn that any halt to Federal Police work with Indonesian counterparts could in particular set back progress.
Fashion pioneer Kit Willow has left the brand she launched a decade ago, and one insider described the nature of her departure as ''disgraceful''.
Almost two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources can be traced to 90 entities, including BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, a peer-reviewed study has found.
WORLD: People around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died, aged 95.