The most important finding of the Productivity Commission's workplace relations inquiry is perhaps the most surprising, given how keen the government was to set it up: "Australia's recent labour market performance does not suggest a dysfunctional system".
Mark Kenny Way back when Tony Abbott commissioned the dry-as-dust Productivity Commission to examine the industrial relations system set up by Labor, it was his working assumption that it would feed into a late-term strategy
Patrick Begley The courtroom drama between the broadcasters of My Kitchen Rules and The Hotplate had all the elements of a reality TV cooking challenge.
Mark Kenny, Anna Patty, Jane Lee A proposal for a new take-it-or-leave-it class of "enterprise contracts" reminiscent of the Howard government's much-loathed Work Choices laws has sparked a fresh scare campaign by Labor and the unions, despite the Abbott government distancing itself from the idea and another to cut Sunday penalty rates.
James Robertson If Bronwyn Bishop were to retire that support might benefit of her chief of staff, spokesman and local numbers man Damien Jones, heretofore seen as her probable successor.
Jane Lee, Judith Ireland The High Court would strike down a plan to automatically revoke dual nationals' citizenship if they are convicted of one of a wide range of crimes, a leading constitutional law expert says, with solicitors already gearing up to challenge it if it becomes law.
Nicole Hasham The Abbott government has rejected a call by its own independent advisers to impose extra scrutiny on polluters to ensure billions of taxpayer dollars are not spent on emissions cuts that would have occurred anyway.
Latika Bourke Prime Minister Tony Abbott has all but declared Bronwyn Bishop's political career over, following her resignation from the Speakership in disgrace over her lavish use of taxpayer-funded travel perks.
Patrick Begley Only two people knew who was behind the wheel of the 1999 red Toyota when it crashed and flipped on Mona Vale Road.
Paul Bibby The NSW Police Force is facing a series of civil claims running into the millions from adults who say they have been wrongly detained as a result of errors in the police database.