Sydney's most scandal-plagued council has been suspended ahead of a public inquiry into the planning decisions by its councillors.
Jane Lee Attorney-General George Brandis says it is difficult to recruit and retain Federal Circuit Court judges because they are not offered a pension.
Peter Martin Treasury secretary John Fraser has played down the reliability of economic modelling due to be released by the government to help guide the tax debate.
Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with machetes and hatchets have robbed a hotel in Sydney's south-west overnight.
Tom Arup, Environment Editor The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout.
Paul Bibby The former head of Bega Cheese has had his sentence for child sex abuse nearly doubled on appeal to 13 years and six months.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Parliament is set to hear months of evidence of corruption and lawlessness across all sectors - wider than just the union movement - with the imminent establishment of an inquiry into the need for a national integrity watchdog similar to the Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW.
Michaela Whitbourn Former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid has arrived at court to face a criminal charge of misconduct in public office.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Warren Truss is preparing to step down earlier than he originally told his colleagues paving the way for a swifter transition to his current deputy, the higher profile Barnaby Joyce.
Peter Hannam Australia's new chief scientist Alan Finkel has had "significant conversations" with leading researchers to ensure planned deep cuts to climate science programs by the CSIRO would not undermine the country's ability to deal with global warming.
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