The rising tensions between major powers in Asia that have security experts deeply worried have been highlighted by a major poll that finds half of Japanese and Chinese citizens have "very unfavourable" views of one another.
Gareth Hutchens A surprise 41.5 per cent jump in government spending on defence equipment helped Australia's economy grow by 0.2 per cent for the three months to June.
Peter Martin A sharp fall in national income has all but obliterated economic growth, pushing down income per head by the most since the GFC.
Tom Allard "Barbaric" Syrian dictator may benefit if Australia expands its anti-IS air campaign but so too will moderate rebels, says the architect of the surge in Iraq.
Tom McIlroy and Emma Kelly ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says there is a lot of political grandstanding going on in relation to Australia's free trade agreement with China, when there is broad support for a deal.
Heath Aston A cruise operator says government plans to allow foreign-crewed, foreign vessels to operate on the Australian coastline could threaten the Coalition's border security policy.
Heath Aston The battle for Barnaby Joyce's seat of New England is shaping as the most closely-watched contest of the next election, with rural independent Tony Windsor now more likely than not to mount a political comeback.
James Massola The Abbott government is close to releasing a shortlist of possible sites to host a nuclear waste dump, but has missed a self-imposed August deadline.
Sarah Whyte Solicitor-Generals for NSW and Queensland have defended the Northern Territory government's "paperless arrests" regime, arguing there was nothing wrong with officers being given the power to investigate, prosecute and then judge cases without a judicial process.
Tom Arup Big business will be afforded several ways to increase their greenhouse gas emissions without penalty under the second plank of the Abbott government's Direct Action climate change plan.