Prime Minister Tony Abbott has killed off a plan proposed by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate president Stephen Parry that would require women wearing burqas to be separated from the public and forced to sit with schoolchildren in a glassed-off area of federal Parliament's public galleries.
Large multinational corporations are unlikely to be calling the removalists just yet after Thursday's announcement that the Senate will examine the adequacy of tax laws.
Muslim women who wear the burqa into federal parliament will be banned from watching proceedings from regular public galleries and will be forced to sit in glass enclosures instead.
Women who wear face coverings will be separated from the general population and seated with schoolchildren when they visit Parliament House
Women with troubled maternal relationships have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin and are more likely to experience difficulty bonding with their own babies, a UNSW study has found.
The heads of Australia's biggest companies and foreign multinationals, including Apple, Google and coal miner Glencore, are expected to be hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry into tax avoidance.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is tipped to announce on Friday that Australia will begin combat operations against the Islamic State group, and air strikes are expected to begin at the weekend.
The former boss of Customs has been announced as the new secretary of the Immigration and Border Protection department, as Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison pushes to consolidate the Customs and Immigration departments to form the Australian Border Force.
A day after her aunt, Dame Marie Bashir, was farewelled as NSW Governor, Sydney barrister Gabrielle Bashir has been appointed to the prestigious ranks of senior counsel.
The mid-air collision between two gliders that claimed the life of a Sydney father occurred at a flying club whose members were "complacent", "overconfident" and seemingly confused by their own "fairly amateur rules and traditions", a coroner has found.
Ian Turnbull waited for police four hours after he shot dead Glen Turner, wife told court.
THEY'RE the local lads and lasses who work hard yakka around the clock to get the job done ...
This week we're taking you back to the CAPERS dance festival of 2004.
GROUP 4 Second Division conducted its Grand Final with a massive day at Kootingal Oval two Saturday’s back.
DARREN MacKenzie reckoned Saturday was as good as time as any to retire as a football coach.