Union not impressed as bosses offer more pay and back down on conditions in bid to break impasse.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent Bill Shorten's support for boat turn-backs will help the Greens win votes in Victoria but should not cost Labor any lower house seats at the next election, experts and strategists say.
Leesha McKenny Its waterfront location is yet to get the green light, but James Packer has already lodged plans for his $2 billion Barangaroo project and started the clock ticking for public comment.
Louise Hall Details of Facebook messages sent by a female prison guard accused of masterminding the attempted murder of her husband have emerged as she failed in her bid to be released on bail.
Stephanie Wood Food lovers and cookbook fans are lamenting changes at cookbook publisher Lantern which will see the publisher downsize and publishing director Julie Gibbs depart.
Sarah Whyte The remote state known for its crocodiles, steamy hot weather and unpredictable politics might finally join the rest of Australia in its quest to become the country's seventh state.
Mark Kenny A new "co-operative" Tony Abbott has won the praise of political opponents for allowing consideration of tough policy options including an increase to the GST while convening a meeting of state and territory leaders dubbed the most productive in decades.
Nick Ralston Police investigating the murder of teacher Stephanie Scott have searched an irrigation chanel outside the Riverina town where she lived for further evidence.
Peter Hannam Another burst of wintry cold is heading Sydney's way - but not before the mildest run of weather so far this month.
Sarah Whyte Australia is heading towards a "US style" healthcare system, the president of the Australian Medical Association has warned, saying the behaviour of private health insurance giant Medibank is "offensive".