A former senior NSW bureaucrat who gave lucrative contracts to the family of a colleague with whom he was "infatuated" has told a corruption inquiry he was unprofessional and incompetent.
Latika Bourke Labor has left the door open for the caucus to reverse Kevin Rudd's rule that makes it nearly impossible for the party's elected leader to be toppled in a midnight coup.
Kieran Gair The start of the new financial year brings rises in fees – and hardest hit will be anyone falling in love overseas.
Stephanie Gardiner The love between Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder was most obvious in their final moments, before they died a lonely death in a dark ocean.
Paul Bibby Caroline Carroll did not look forward to the rare occasions that a welfare officer visited her foster home.
Peter Hannam Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm says there is no contradiction between his role on a Senate inquiry into wind farm noise and his leadership of a separate committee investigating the rise of a "nanny state" in Australia.
Judith Ireland Australians are very satisfied with their lives, according to new research, but they are also feeling rushed, volunteering less and not playing as much sport.
Latika Bourke The prime minister's Parliamentary Secretary has pulled out of appearing on tonight's Q&A as the Coalition Government's row with the ABC stretched into a week.
Latika Bourke Boycotting the ABC's Q&A program "smacks of petulance" and is counter-productive, says a government MP, directly the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary Alan Tudge for pulling out of the program at the last minute.
David Wroe The ABC program Q&A did not know that controversial audience member Zaky Mallah had tweeted misogynistic messages about 'gangbanging' two female journalists, host Tony Jones has said.