The Senate's community affairs committee is not usually one associated with fireworks.
Adam Gartrell Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Warren Truss has confirmed he is leaving politics.
Natalie O'Brien They didn't ask to be taken there. The children are victims just like many others.
CSIRO chief Larry Marshall has stepped up efforts to convince staff that the plan to lop 350 jobs will be good for the organisation, according to a transcript of an internal video leaked by disgruntled employees.
James Massola, Political Correspondent Barnaby Joyce is favourite to be chosen as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister by the end of Thursday, after a dramatic escalation of current leader Warren Truss' exit timetable.
Adam Gartrell and Mark Kenny Outgoing Trade Minister Andrew Robb has indicated he wants to see a woman replace him in his Melbourne seat, all but endorsing Georgina Downer - daughter of former foreign minister Alexander Downer - for the role.
Fergus Hunter Indigenous Australians continue to die younger, be out of work more and have less education than other Australians, the annual Closing the Gap report has again revealed.
Kate Aubusson Two female backpackers have survived a terrifying ordeal after a man allegedly tried to kidnap and murder them in South Australian bushland on Tuesday.
Nassim Khadem Tens of thousands of 'super rich' Australians would feel the burden of a new death tax, according to Community Council for Australia chairman Tim Costello.
A NATIONAL Union of Students survey highlights safety concerns for women studying at university.