Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared his "ticker is in very good shape" when asked if he has the courage to challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the Liberal Party leadership.
Tom Allard and Jewel Topsfield Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be transferred to the execution island of Nusakambangan at noon on Wednesday, it has been announced.
Matthew Knott, Lucy Battersby Cabinet has approved a proposal by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to introduce a two-tiered pricing scheme for letter deliveries that is expected to see basic stamp prices increase to $1.
Matthew Knott The Abbott government is trying to strike a last-minute compromise deal with Senate crossbenchers on university fee deregulation by proposing the equivalent of a mining "super profits tax" for universities that increase their fees over current levels.
Rachel Browne and Melanie Kembrey After six days of damning claims that Dr Ian Paterson actively covered up evidence of child sexual abuse during his time as headmaster of Knox Grammar School, the time had come for him to explain the inexplicable.
Rachel Browne and Melanie Kembrey The former headmaster of Knox Grammar School Ian Paterson did not realise that it was a crime for a teacher to grope and sexually proposition a student, a royal commission has heard.Dr Paterson, who ran the school for almost three decades, also admitted he did not regularly conduct background checks on teachers employed at the elite boys school and nor was he aware of child protection laws introduced in the 1980s.
Rachel Browne and Melanie Kembrey The former headmaster of Knox Grammar School Dr Ian Paterson dismissed a claim that former teacher Craig Treloar watched pornography with a student as just a "silly mistake", a royal commission has heard.
Andrew Wu Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.
Damien Murphy As major parties arm-wrestle over privatisation of the power industry, the power industry has stepped in and said "hands off our poles".