Immigration boss moves to plug gaps left by high-level defections.
Su-Lin Tan American music labels appear to be unimpressed with Mike Baird's take on Jimmy Kimmel, forcing a YouTube video of him reading mean tweets offline.
Megan Levy The Friday morning train commute was disrupted for residents in Sydney's eastern suburbs after a problem with the track forced the closure of the line in both directions between Central and Bondi Junction.
Luke Malpass It was a case of assiduous avoidance as Joe Hockey and Malcolm Turnbull circled each other but did not come into contact at the 120th anniversary function of the Australian Jewish News and a launch of a book marking the occasion.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned her colleagues the Australian people will judge the Liberal Party at the next election, amid growing suggestions that key support for Tony Abbott is ebbing away.
Lisa Cox It's the shortest but possibly also the most amusing press statement of all time.
Michael Koziol They are rivals in the boardrooms, on the stockmarket and at the courthouse - but it's out on the water where the scores are really settled.
Ben Schneiders Australia is experiencing a dramatic rise in the number of people out of work for lengthy periods since the global financial crisis, with both retrenched older workers and young people yet to find work particularly vulnerable to long term unemployment.
Sean Nicholls The NSW government is being accused of trying to disguise the financial success of state-owned electricity companies from the public to avoid the impression taxpayers will be losing highly profitable businesses if they are privatised.
Mark Kenny Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has undermined the government's stance that there had been no inducement to Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs to leave her job, confirming an international posting for Ms Triggs had been the subject of discussions.