The Abbott government is facing more scrutiny over travel entitlements, with fresh documents revealing Education Minister Christopher Pyne and his wife had a taxpayer-funded $30,000 trip to London and Rome in April.
Two Australian navy technicians have pleaded guilty to hog-tying one of their colleagues and smearing a mix of deep heat and Vegemite on his buttocks during a "farewell ceremony" to mark the victim's last night aboard a Royal Australian Navy frigate in 2011.
The future of the ABC's state-based current affairs programs and some of its radio shows is up in the air with the broadcaster considering dramatic cost-cutting proposals.
Police officers who prised open the boot of a car
"The devil's moment": Mijin Shin saved her daughter but could not save herself
NSW Premier Mike Baird has signalled possible state government intervention in response to allegations that ratepayers are funding undercover operatives to have sex with prostitutes to help build a legal case for the closure of brothels.
The gloom enveloping the resources servicing sector is showing no sign of lifting, this time with ALS shares dumped as it warned that the anticipated improvement in its markets has not occurred.
Torture will be explicitly banned in new national security legislation in a move designed to quell what the government says are unfounded fears about the scope of proposed new powers.
Yotam Ottolenghi shares the secrets of his craft with Peter Barrett.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says G20 finance ministers are 90 per cent of the way towards meeting a 2 per cent target for additional global growth, with more than 900 policy initiatives agreed to on the weekend that will make the world economy $2 trillion larger over four years.