An adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on climate policy has attacked Australia's complacency on global warming and described the Abbott government's championing of the coal industry as an economic "suicide strategy".
The competition watchdog has cleared the way for Expedia to complete its $703 million takeover of online travel company Wotif.com despite concerns the enlarged company will charge hotels higher commissions.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has killed off a plan proposed by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate president Stephen Parry that would require women wearing burqas to be separated from the public and forced to sit with schoolchildren in a glassed-off area of federal Parliament's public galleries.
Large multinational corporations are unlikely to be calling the removalists just yet after Thursday's announcement that the Senate will examine the adequacy of tax laws.
Muslim women who wear the burqa into federal parliament will be banned from watching proceedings from regular public galleries and will be forced to sit in glass enclosures instead.
Women who wear face coverings will be separated from the general population and seated with schoolchildren when they visit Parliament House
Women with troubled maternal relationships have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin and are more likely to experience difficulty bonding with their own babies, a UNSW study has found.
The heads of Australia's biggest companies and foreign multinationals, including Apple, Google and coal miner Glencore, are expected to be hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry into tax avoidance.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is tipped to announce on Friday that Australia will begin combat operations against the Islamic State group, and air strikes are expected to begin at the weekend.
The former boss of Customs has been announced as the new secretary of the Immigration and Border Protection department, as Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison pushes to consolidate the Customs and Immigration departments to form the Australian Border Force.
A 25-year-old woman from West Hoxton was charged with supplying a prohibited firearm to an unauthorised person yesterday ...