Treasurer Joe Hockey has suggested the wives of senior government ministers may have kept their husbands in the dark about whether or not they "double-dipped" with their paid parental leave entitlements.
James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have seen a big jump in support in Monday's Fairfax Ipsos poll, but a Liberal MP says Social Services Minister Scott Morrison is the man the opposition should fear.
Heath Aston Any move by the Coalition to narrow the definition of what constitutes an "environmental organisation" – and strip them of their charitable status as a result - would represent an "attack on Australian democracy", legal experts have warned.
David Wroe The dramatic fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the Islamic State terror group is unlikely to prompt a rethink of the strategy being pursued by Australia and its allies, Fairfax Media understands.
Nassim Khadem BHP Billiton has for the first time given the public a detailed look at billions of dollars worth of deals it has with "related parties" in low-tax or no-tax jurisdictions such as Singapore and Guernsey.
Matthew Knott Lateline host Emma Alberici - one of the ABC presenters Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said could adopt a "less aggressive" interviewing style - says female interviewers are regularly attacked for asking tough questions while their male colleagues are not.
Michaela Whitbourn Legal Aid NSW has warned of a cut to family law services under a new federal funding pact between the Commonwealth and the states.
Kate Aubusson The Papua New Guinean government has banned Australians from travelling to Bougainville.
James Massola With the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll showing his numbers on the rise, does Prime Minister Tony Abbott still have a women problem?
Emma Partridge A mother and father were searching for their teenage son, when they peered into the window of a house and saw the unimaginable on Sunday.