Some of the nation's top business leaders have turned on Prime Minister Tony Abbott declaring leadership instability is harming confidence, as backbenchers urge the cabinet to end the uncertainty.
David Wroe, Ben Grubb, Hannah Francis Phone and internet records for every Australian will be kept for at least two years with Labor expected to back the Abbott government's controversial new 'data retention' laws.
Nicole Hasham NSW Premier Mike Baird admits he has "no plan B" if he fails to push his electricity privatisation plan through Parliament, an admission Labor has leaped on to question how the government will fund its lavish infrastructure promises.
Nicole Hasham and Michaela Whitbourn Premier Mike Baird concedes he has "no plan B" if his electricity privatisation agenda fails to come to fruition, as he and Labor leader Luke Foley went head-to-head for the first time ahead of the NSW election.
Damien Murphy It must be tough playing a gig after the Foo Fighters but that's what happened to NSW's Accidental Leaders: Luke Foley and Mike Baird.
Rick Feneley Christopher Tomlins is a Yambah man from the vast arid lands north of Alice Springs, but for now he is camping on The Block, a forlorn patch of grass in inner-Sydney, in solidarity with its occupiers from the Redfern Aboriginal tent embassy.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's hectic travel schedule appears to have caught up with - right in the middle of a speech by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Dan Harrison Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Matthew Knott One of the Abbott government's top advisers on vocational education and training has stepped aside following allegations the company he runs employed salespeople who lured vulnerable students into courses with free laptops.
Rachel Browne The headmaster of Knox Grammar School has told a royal commission that it is "unconscionable" anyone at the school would destroy documents relating to child sexual abuse.
Federal minister for the environment Greg Hunt has "stopped the clock" on commonwealth approval on the controversial Shenhua ...
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