Tony Abbott has expressed support for a push to ban the burqa from Parliament House on security grounds, prompting senior Liberal figures to distance themselves from the Prime Minister.
The federal government has beaten a tactical retreat on welfare cuts in its budget in order to ring-fence nearly $4 billion in savings after it became clear it would lose its entire package of welfare changes worth in excess of $9 billion to the bottom line.
Tony Abbott has given the green light to the first aerial missions over Iraq, in an "assistance" capacity initially, in a move seen as a precursor to the authorisation of full combat sorties by Australian war planes within days.
Lateline will remain on air next year, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott has said privately, despite speculation the current affairs program would be axed.
Cabramatta is leading the way in what is rapidly becoming a world cuisine tour across Sydney.
As one military figure put it recently, "blind Freddy" could see that the Abbott government was ready and willing to contribute to military action against the Islamic State.
While Ambulance Victoria is currently seeking a court order to prevent data like this from being released to the media, The Age believes the public has a right to know how its taxpayer-funded emergency service is performing.
The Labor Party will side with big business to oppose a key recommendation in Professor Ian Harper’s review of Australia’s competition policy.
Wharfies at DP World’s container ports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have gone on strike this week as disputes continue over a new pay deal.
One of Coles Liquor Group's top executives says it is too difficult to put a time frame on when the liquor business run by the supermarket group will be performing at an acceptable level, but all three brands are undergoing an overhaul.