Iran will take the extraordinary step of sharing secret intelligence with Australia gathered by its operatives fighting Islamic State extremists in Iraq.
Adam Morton and Tom Arup The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, including China and the US, have questioned the credibility of Australia's climate change targets and "direct action" policy in a series of queries to the Abbott government.
Judith Ireland and Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to name a date for a surplus, arguing the Coalition just needs to show a "quality trajectory" for getting back to black.
David Wroe The young Melbourne men arrested over an alleged Anzac Day terror plot had close links to a senior Australian jihadist and Islamic State recruiter.
Daniel Flitton At home in Australia, the sight of a politician smiling and chatting with people on a march though a shopping mall is almost ritual television.
Judith Ireland Treasurer Joe Hockey has declared the government "has never put a date" on returning to a budget surplus, arguing that the Coalition just needs to show a "quality trajectory" back to black instead.
Latika Bourke Wayne Swan's decision to renominate for another term in Parliament has sparked fear amongst his colleagues about his leadership intentions and prompted one long -time supporter to call for the former Treasurer's resignation.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has closed another loophole on children's vaccinations, ending a religious exemption that allowed Christian Scientists to get childcare benefits and not vaccinate their kids.
Lisa Cox Australians who do not have children should not be forced to subsidise those who do according to liberal democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm, who says he will not support increased childcare rebates.
Judith Ireland There are growing concerns that about 100,000 Australian children may be pulled out of childcare because of tough new requirements about the number of hours their parents will need to work to get childcare subsidies.
A Raby couple is still reeling after a dog attack left them, and their 10-year-old dog Leia, injured ...