There is growing optimism in the federal government that a compromise can be reached with Labor on a revised 2020 renewable energy target, even as 100 jobs were shed in a wind turbine company.
Stephen O'Keefe thought his first wicket was never going to come as Pakistan gave the debutant a tough initiation to Test cricket.
The Abbott government is offering to ditch or delay the most controversial elements of its sweeping higher education reforms to secure a deal with the Senate cross-benchers to allow universities to set their own fees.
David Warner is closing in on his third consecutive Test ton, but Australia have little margin for error if they are to avoid a shock defeat.
PORTLAND wind tower maker Keppel Prince has been forced to sack 100 workers because of paralysing delays in the federal government's review of renewable energy.
The barrister for the Sydney student who leaked information about a fashion school scholarship awarded to the Prime Minister's daughter has asked the court to not record a conviction.
The Australian Taxation Office says it has now cut over 500 jobs from its crucial auditing team as it tries to meet the federal government's budget cuts.
MORRIS LURIE, 1938-2014
Australia's Muslim community is gearing up for its largest-ever open day