A surprise 41.5 per cent jump in government spending on defence equipment helped Australia's economy grow by 0.2 per cent for the three months to June.
Michael Bachelard To corrupt police, foreigners are "fantastic, low risk targets".
Peter Martin A sharp fall in national income has all but obliterated economic growth, pushing down income per head by the most since the GFC.
Tom Allard "Barbaric" Syrian dictator may benefit if Australia expands its anti-IS air campaign but so too will moderate rebels, says the architect of the surge in Iraq.
Amy Corderoy A report into suicides and self harm has found that ongoing care is non-existent for an alarmingly large number of patients.
Tom McIlroy and Emma Kelly ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says there is a lot of political grandstanding going on in relation to Australia's free trade agreement with China, when there is broad support for a deal.
Heath Aston A cruise operator says government plans to allow foreign-crewed, foreign vessels to operate on the Australian coastline could threaten the Coalition's border security policy.
Heath Aston The battle for Barnaby Joyce's seat of New England is shaping as the most closely-watched contest of the next election, with rural independent Tony Windsor now more likely than not to mount a political comeback.
James Massola The Abbott government is close to releasing a shortlist of possible sites to host a nuclear waste dump, but has missed a self-imposed August deadline.
Ross Peake The body representing international students says granting them more work hours will help avoid exploitation by employers.