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.
Heath Aston, Political correspondent Multinational drug companies are presenting a united front ahead of their appearance at the Senate's corporate tax avoidance inquiry, insisting they are honest, ethical and pay their fair share of tax.
Peter Hannam The NSW Planning Assessment Commission has given conditional approval for the proposed extension of the underground Springvale coal mine despite concerns from government agencies that the expansion will affect Sydney's water quality.
Lisa Visentin A multi-vehicle accident near the M5 East tunnel is causing lengthy delays for motorists travelling into the city on Tuesday morning.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard A prominent Australian political donor, furniture king Nick Scali, was subject to a serious investigation by Italian police over allegations that he tried to bribe a politician.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard, Sean Nicholls Mafia figures donated tens of thousands of dollars to the discredited NSW Liberal Party fundraising vehicle, the Millennium Forum, as part of an ultimately successful campaign to allow a known criminal to stay in Australia.