An Australian man has reportedly been killed fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State terror group in Syria.
Georgina Mitchell A man will face court after he allegedly sent racist and offensive messages to senator Nova Peris on Facebook.
Mark Kenny Chief political correspondent A new type of debate is needed. Happily, its elements are already emerging.
Sean Nicholls April 17, 2012 was a red letter day for Joe Hockey. Fronting the prestigious Institute of economic affairs in London, the future Australian Treasurer delivered his landmark "Age of Entitlement" speech.
Michael Evans Former riot cop, anti Uber activist, Joe Hockey's driver, bankrupt - who is Russell Howarth?
Noel Towell Orders from the Australian Public Service Commission to its workers to stop them speaking out before July's election is a politically motivated over-reach, according to their union.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Further cuts to spending or increased taxes will be needed after the election to avoid Malcolm Turnbull's ambitious company tax cuts sending the budget backwards.
Jane Lee The Australian Medical Association's new president, who counts Coalition MPs among his friends, has vowed to work "constructively" with whichever party wins the next federal election.
Adam Gartrell A group of retired politicians trying to claw bigger pensions and more free travel from the taxpayer will get their day in court next month.
Peter Hannam CSIRO's deep cuts to its science programs have come under fresh criticism with the head of a global network of monitoring stations warning Australia will lose key researchers that will dent the country's ability to manage future climate change.