Cost blowouts and delays in the rollout of the national broadband network show that infrastructure projects - including a second Sydney airport - should be subject to a public cost-benefit analysis, the country's peak infrastructure body says.
The royal commission into trade unions has heard the presence of two union delegates who did little or no work on a construction site was the price a labour hire company had to pay for industrial peace.
Australia's spy and counter-terror agencies will receive a $630 million funding boost to fight the threat of home-grown terrorism, which Prime Minister Tony Abbott says ''has not changed'' and is still ''as high as it has ever been''.
One child, two sharply different versions. A West Australian couple who bought gifts for a baby girl and a baby boy they hoped to take home as their children, but were told by Thai authorities one of the twins would die within a day? Or a heartless couple who rejected the twin with Down syndrome and a life-threatening condition?
One child, two sharply different versions: the story surrounding baby Gammy deepens.
The shelving of the government's plans to weaken the Racial Discrimination Act was the right move and shows the Prime Minister understands the battle for "hearts and minds" is an important counterterrorism strategy.
Four days after doctors feared the baby at the centre of an international surrogacy scandal would die, Gammy is out of danger.
The mystery Thai agent at the centre of the Gammy surrogacy has spoken publicly for the first time about the case, asking Fairfax Media about the Australian man in Bunbury who has denied knowing the existence of the critically unwell boy, who has down syndrome.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has asked her department to work with the Attorney-General and Immigration departments to come up with a federal government response to the case of baby Gam
The West Australian couple at the centre of the baby Gammy surrogacy issue has accused his Thai surrogate mother of lying about the circumstances of his birth.