A former manager of the construction company Thiess John Holland has admitted the firm issued bogus invoices to hide payments to the Victorian branch of the AWU.
David Wroe The United States is reportedly talking to allies including Australia about carrying out "freedom of navigation" naval patrols close to artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea in a move that could provoke tensions with Beijing.
Michael Koziol Peter Garrett stands by his description of Kevin Rudd as "a threat to national security" and hints at a possible return to politics.
Anna Patty, James Massola and Ben Schneiders A senior construction executive has admitted his company paid bogus invoices issued by Bill Shorten's old union after a workplace deal that "sold out" the 36-hour week for building workers.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on Australians of all faiths to be united, declaring that the country will answer the threat of terrorism by "being strong and resolute in our unity".
Judith Ireland The St Vincent de Paul Society has collected more than 70 stories of Australians living in poverty for a report released on Wednesday.
Nicole Hasham Federal MP and mining magnate Clive Palmer has pledged to establish a fighting fund to help asylum seekers and refugees take legal action against the Turnbull government, saying Australia should "end this shame".
David Wroe and Sean Nicholls Australians subjected to "control orders" on terrorism grounds – which can restrict their movements and communications – could be denied access to some of the evidence against them for security reasons under changes proposed by the Turnbull government.
Judith Ireland When Robert Simms was growing up in Adelaide, there was one thing the self-confessed "nerd" who loved debating and student politics would never have considered talking about in a speech, let alone his first speech in the Senate.
Mark Kenny It loomed as one of the toughest days for Tony Abbott - his first appearance back in the chamber he once commanded, but this time as the vanquished as the backbencher.