Opposition Leader Bill Shorten failed to declare a political donation of about $40,000 from a labour hire company he received in the lead up to the 2007 election campaign.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The threat posed by the Islamic State terror group should not be overstated and critics of new national security measures should not be denounced, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said.
Matthew Knott Before there was the Q&A boycott there was the Alan Jones boycott. Not that Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey participated.
Lisa Cox The threat of terrorism in Australia is as high as it is in global terror hotspots in Africa and the Middle East, according to the United Kingdom's Foreign Office.
Tony Wright The TV series Dukes of Hazzard has been pulled from US screens because of controversy surrounding its use of the Confederate flag, beloved of white supremacists, but the Abbott administration's most senior indigenous affairs bureaucrat in the Northern Territory failed to heed the warning signs.
Matthew Knott Television veteran Ray Martin is facing calls to step down from an editorial audit of the ABC's Q&A program, after he described a government boycott of the program as "silly" and backed the impartiality of host Tony Jones.
Nicole Hasham A remote order of monks, flat-earthers and a self-appointed Spanish eagle enthusiast are among the vociferous fringe elements of the anti-wind lobby to formally object to the fledgling industry.
Peter Hannam A drop in energy use by Australians has slashed billions of dollars from energy bills since 2010, but those savings are threatened by policies by the Abbott government and some conservative state governments, a report by The Australia Institute finds.
Royce Millar and Anna Patty On Wednesday, Bill Shorten faces one of the toughest tests of his political life as Tony Abbott's royal commission on trade unions turns its spotlight on the Opposition Leader's union and Labor factional past.
Gareth Hutchens The Abbott government and Labor opposition have refused to back the Productivity Commission's call to prevent older workers from accessing their super before they turn 65.
Camden and Campbelltown police are calling on residents to report suspicious activity after recent tip offs led to ...