Labor MP Tony Burke has changed his mind about opposing same-sex marriage, saying the country needs to get to the next stage of explaining why those who do not want change will be unaffected by it.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent The remains of 25 Australian soldiers killed in the disastrous Vietnam War between 1962 and 1966 will be exhumed and returned to Australia should their families choose, under an offer to be made on Monday by the federal government.
Mark Kenny and Tom Allard Canberra's billion dollar-plus fightback against the increasing risk of home-grown terrorism will take a major step forward with the naming of the country's first National Counter-Terrorism Coordinator.
Cameron Atfield The expected vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage has picked up another 'no' vote with the appointment of Queensland's new Liberal National Party senator.
Lisa Cox Report argues greenhouse emissions could have been reduced for much less money if governments had focused more on commercial and large-scale solar power instead of household subsidies.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent, Iwaki, Japan Papua New Guinea's leader Peter O'Neill has called on Australia and other countries to intervene more robustly in Myanmar, warning that developing nations like his cannot resettle refugees indefinitely.
Peter Ker The once mighty Minerals Council of Australia has cut membership fees for cash-starved miners twice in past 18 months, in moves that are exacerbating a sharp revenue slide at the traditionally powerful lobby group
Dan Harrison While the Irish victory for same-sex marriage advocates would keep the pressure on the issue, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out a similar referendum in Australia.
Adam Gartrell Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm claims he has "credible evidence" that wind farms are damaging people's health and he wants government to take action.
Adam Gartrell Australia has loaned four koalas to Singapore at a cost to the taxpayer of $133,000.