Former intelligence whistleblower turned federal MP Andrew Wilkie has accused the federal government of exploiting fears about terrorism to rush through new national security laws that push Australia towards a "police state".
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has appeared to back a ban on the burqa being worn in Parliament House but at the same time said no-one has ever sought to enter the building "so attired".
The battle over the Jimi Hendrix bio-pic continues, producer hopes Little Death is still alive and first glimpse of The Water Diviner looks promising.
The face of the Australian Federal Police in recent times, Andrew Colvin, has been appointed the new Commissioner of the organisation.
Guy McKenna has been sacked as coach of the Gold Coast with a year left to run on his contract.
Tony and Julia are off to war with their ears pinned back. But Barack remains the reluctant warrior, to the point of refusing even to concede that he is at war.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed the government is searching for additional savings ahead of the mid-year economic update, but dismissed reports the government has given up $30 billion in savings contained in its budget.
Adelaide has moved on Brendon Bolton with the Hawks assistant set to present to the Crows' coaching panel.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has called on Tony Abbott to show leadership and tackle head on the socially divisive views of some of his backbench MPs.
Demons confident they can come to a deal with Geelong for Mitch Clark, with football manager James Mahoney saying the clubs are "around about the same page".