The controversial Dutch-owned factory freezer trawler Geelong Star has arrived in Australia and been given initial Federal Government approval to fish, despite concerted opposition.
Mark Kenny The prospect of a breakthrough on the contentious tax treatment of superannuation earnings has moved a step closer with Labor extending a rare offer of bipartisanship to a cash-strapped government.
Mark Kenny Anxious consumers have blamed the government as they close their wallets, deepening Joe Hockey's challenge of crafting a budget hit by plummeting iron ore revenue and by Tony Abbott's need for political recovery over budget repair.
James Massola The union official who began a push to expel Labor veteran Martin Ferguson from the ALP believes the official story of how the Twin Towers in New York were brought down on September 11, 2001 is a conspiracy that does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Matthew Knott The ANRA says the federal government policy review's recommendations would have a "chilling effect on competition".
Richard Willingham The use of pre-paid credit cards to sign up people to the Labor Party is being investigated as part an internal inquiry into branch stacking in the Victorian ALP.
James Massola A sweeping review of the Defence Department has proposed "transformational change" of the sprawling organisation, the sale of real estate including 17 major sites worth up to $1.4 billion and the axing of between 1000 and 1650 public servants.
Markus Mannheim The controversial Dane has struck a four-year deal to run a policy research centre in Perth.
Latika Bourke Clive Palmer wants to sue defector Senators Jacqui Lambie and Glenn Lazarus for $9 million.
Latika Bourke He exposed Kevin Rudd's colourful use of language to describe the Chinese during climate negotiations and allegations of Tony Abbott's infamous wall punch in his student days and now journalist David Marr is turning his sights on Labor leader Bill Shorten.