Tony Abbott's leadershjp has suffered a series of devastating body blows, with a former cabinet minister colleague weighing a leadership tilt, Queensland state government counterparts suffering an electoral bloodbath and a disastrous new poll showing he trails 57-43 in the two party-preferred vote.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has a new title and it sure ain't a knighthood. He is now the Liberal Party's wrecking ball, leaving a trail of destruction across the nation.
Tom Allard As 12 more Australians face execution, the Australian Federal Police accelerates its involvement in investigations that could lead to a death penalty.
Emma Partridge A family gang who trick the elderly and dementia sufferers into signing over multimillion-dollar estates could still be operating despite the death of the group's mastermind, police say.
Tim Barlass Millions of visiting tourists, including those arriving by cruise liner, might anticipate Circular Quay, site of the initial landing of the First Fleet in Port Jackson, to be the jewel in the crown of Sydney Harbour.
David Wroe Many experts are arguing we should rethink our departure from Afghanistan.
Linda Morris Taunted, teased and throttled until unconscious, author Neil Gaiman says victims of schoolyard bullying need to name their tormentors.
Bevan Shields and James Massola A federal Liberal National MP has refused to say whether Tony Abbott should remain Prime Minister in the clearest sign yet the Queensland election massacre will trigger open warfare inside the Coalition.
John Elder Stories are being told of the good works of Andrew Chan and his fellow Bali Nine ringleader Myuran Sukumaran.
Kirsty Needham NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour claims immunity to avoid questions in police inquiry.
Ingleburn locals come out to the Greg Percival Community Centre to celebrate Australia day with awards for citizens ...