Paul Hersbach kept his composure until the end.
Greens leader Christine Milne has moved to re-enter the political debate over the budget, seeking meetings with Labor and the Senate crossbench to a discuss alternative revenue measures in a potential circuit-breaker before Parliament's resumption next week.
Cancelling the passports of suspected jihadists and introducing tough new anti-terrorism laws will not stop the next Khaled Sharrouf, according to those who know the Sydney terrorist intimately.
The Tax Office has angrily rejected reports its officials referred to underperforming public servants as duds. It told its 23,000-strong workforce on Monday it would never use such language to describe any of its employees.
Victims of clerical abuse have told the Royal Commission that the Catholic Church's response was primarily concerned with avoiding civil litigation and limiting compensation pay outs.
The first three years of a child's life are the period of greatest developmental plasticity, and disruption at this age can have lifelong consequences to their physical or mental health, medical experts have told a hearing into the future of childcare in Australia.
Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has urged compromise with the Senate crossbench to repeal the mining tax and pass contentious budget measures, citing John Howard's GST compromise.
There is a theme of light and dark with this year's events reports John Bailey.
Reducing the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) would generate $10 billion in extra profit over the next 15 years for owners of coal and gas-fired power plants, according to new analysis commissioned by green groups.
We've heard a lot about the $700,000 worth of damage vandals and arsonists caused to the Moorbel RFS ...
Start your engines - this year's Camp Quality Tractor Trek gets underway on September 18.
Winter's Arts Networking is set to come to Canowindra, powered by a fun fast format called PechaKucha 20x20.