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.
Noel Towell The huge taxpayer-funded legal bill is expected to grow in the ongoing Department of Human Services dispute with a father over $6000 in child support.
Jacob Saulwick King Street in Newtown will become a "nirvana" according to Roads Minister Duncan Gay, who says about 120,000 people a day will drive along a tunnel underneath the popular retail strip.
Rick Feneley Former Knox Grammar teacher Chris Fotis, who police are hunting after he failed to appear before the child abuse royal commission this week, has not been seen for the past five days around his home at Nelson Bay in Port Stephens.
Heath Aston Treasurer Joe Hockey is under fire for launching a taxpayer-funded public relations push to sell the need for tax reform.
Sarah Whyte and Deborah Snow Gillian Triggs has categorically denied that she instigated any discussion for a new job with the secretary of the Attorney Generals department, after further allegations arose on Thursday.
Nassim Khadem Amid dishing out billions of dollars of tax breaks to the nation's biggest companies and widespread condemnation of multinational profit shifting, Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan says the Australian Taxation Office is on track to recoup $1 billion in revenue from companies.
Liam Mannix For a flat $3500, you can nail your political colours – and PM Tony Abbott's face – to the wall.
Tom Decent, Su-Lin Tan Four people are thought to have come down with scombroid fish poisoning after eating tuna salads.