AGL will surrender three of its coal seam gas exploration permits including one covering much of the Sydney basin but will press ahead with its controversial Gloucester Gas Project despite on-going waste water disposal issues.
Peter Hannam Sydney's coldest stint since 1983 may linger for quite some time yet, meteorologists say.
Nicole Hasham A group of top Australian researchers have offered to educate Liberal Party sceptics on the evidence of climate change, saying a push for parliament to re-examine the science is unnecessary and ignoring expert consensus may "imperil" the nation.
Louise Hall A week shy of the 16th anniversary of a vicious rape and bashing in Paris that left her clinging to life, Claire McFarlane is celebrating a deeply personal achievement.
Matthew Knott The ABC could go three months without an Abbott government frontbencher appearing on Q&A, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott instituted a boycott of the program.
Matthew Knott Three quarters of Australians believe domestic violence is as much or more of a threat than terrorism, new polling shows.
Paul Bibby Hotel baron Justin Hemmes looks set to formally take over the lucrative Coogee Pavilion after settling a bitter stoush with its current owner David Kingston.
Nicky Phillips Spiders can sail across water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor. It's the kind of discovery that makes arachnophobes quiver.
Lisa Cox, James Massola She's the South Australian senator who keeps her private life private. But not today.
Matthew Knott Voters living in electorates held by some of the Abbott government's most prominent ministers support the ABC so strongly they would vote to change the Constitution to protect it from political interference, new polling shows.