Tony Abbott has broken several days of radio silence to comment directly on the crisis surrounding his hand-picked Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop as marginal seat MPs admit they are becoming increasingly frustrated.
Nicole Hasham A refugee's visa application would be fast-tracked if they paid a potential $19,000 fee and their family in Australia promised to cover health and welfare costs, under proposals the Abbott government is weighing to cut refugee costs.
Noel Towell New report shows public servants are the unsung heroes in the battle against corruption. But there's an emerging risk.
Chloe Booker Violent scenes have erupted between protesters and police at Christopher Pyne's book launch in Melbourne's Docklands.
Kate Aubusson One hundred and fifty Australian companies, community groups and sports organisations have banded together to condemn the relentless racist attacks on Aboriginal AFL star Adam Goodes.
Darren Gray One of Victoria's most popular national parks, Wilsons Promontory National Park, will be closed for three days in August as shooters target feral deer that are damaging the park.
Alana Schetzer As the saga engulfing the future of AFL great Adam Goodes continues, hundreds of supporters from Goode's spiritual home traveled to the home of the game to show their support for him on Friday.
Paul Bibby It was 11.36 on a Wednesday night and Luke Robins sat, phone in hand, waiting for the bus to take him from the northern beaches to the city.
Peter Hannam No longer 'a favoured' child, the coal industry is under siege from market forces and that's before the Paris climate summit and its potential curbs on fossil fuels.
Jane Lee No one was convicted of people trafficking offences in Australia last year, despite police finding more victims in more investigations than the previous year, a report says.