Serving police and intelligence officers should be granted legal immunity to step forward and give evidence to an independent judicial inquiry into the Martin Place siege, according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon.
The financial planning industry is set for a massive overhaul of its education standards, level of professionalism and ethics, after a powerful set of recommendations by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services.
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has resigned as Assistant Treasurer, paving the way for Tony Abbott to implement a frontbench reshuffle.
Five days on from the Martin Place siege that claimed two lives and placed Sydney's CBD in lockdown, and questions still remain about what transpired inside the Lindt cafe, especially during the early hours of Tuesday.
Katrina Dawson and Julie Taylor shared many things; a career, a friendship and memories forged through time. This week the world learned they shared 16 terrifying hours trapped inside the Lindt cafe.
More than 20 expectant asylum seeker mothers in Australia will have to return to Nauru despite Immigration Scott Morrison's decision to allow a number of babies to stay in Australia with their families.
The state government insists it is not acting illegally by tearing up part of the Newcastle rail line, despite a last-ditch legal challenge to scupper the works.
Next year is shaping as another pivotal one for financial markets. We have asked a number of top investors and analysts which indicator they will be watching particularly closely.
Telstra will begin planning and design work on the National Broadband Network early next year as part of a new four-year deal, worth up to $390 million, to assist NBN Co with the rollout.
Unemployment and job creation, pay rates and the interests of small business will be included in the framework for a sweeping review of national workplace laws.