The Abbott government has rejected a call by its own independent advisers to impose extra scrutiny on polluters to ensure billions of taxpayer dollars are not spent on emissions cuts that would have occurred anyway.
Amy Corderoy If, like me, you were a fat kid, this will probably not come as a surprise to you.
Mark Kenny, Anna Patty, Jane Lee A proposal for a new take-it-or-leave-it class of "enterprise contracts" reminiscent of the Howard government's much-loathed Work Choices laws has sparked a fresh scare campaign by Labor and the unions, despite the Abbott government distancing itself from the idea and another to cut Sunday penalty rates.
Rupert Guinness As Australian rugby has ducked and weaved its way through some terribly turbulent times, the one constant that has helped Israel Folau to stay on an upward trajectory in his career – and for the former NRL and AFL player to remain in union – has been his former Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.
Rupert Guinness They are not there yet, but Wallabies prop James Slipper believes the Australian scrum will be ready to show that they can take on the best in the World Cup.
Alexandra Smith The literacy and numeracy skills of Australian students have stagnated since the controversial NAPLAN tests were introduced in 2008.
Lindsay Murdoch A political storm around Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has taken a new twist.
Catherine Armitage A year ago Charlie Hebdo faced a precarious future. Now the cash is piling up. Sadly, it took a terrible tragedy to make the difference, and the future is far from certain.
Julia Medew Ever wondered what all the acronyms on your medical documents actually mean? Well, it turns out your GP probably struggles with them too.
Chris Roots The first casualty of the Sam Kavanagh cobalt inquiry has been truth as the trainer and vet Tom Brennan tried to protect themselves and distance themselves from the bottle of vitamin complex.