Members of Canberra's Islamic community have panned talk of a burqa ban at Parliament House as discriminatory.
The dollar on Wednesday touched a new eight-month low, after a slew of disappointing economic data sparked a market sell-off.
Lateline will remain on air next year, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott has said privately, despite speculation the current affairs program would be axed.
"Clear gaps" exist in the way toxic chemicals from coal seam gas mining are handled and the NSW government must act urgently to lessen the risk, a report by the state's top scientist says.
Powerful transport lobby group RACV has come under fire over claims it is favouring incumbents in the lead-up to its annual election at the expense of lower-profile candidates.
Australia's new federal police chief says low-tech terrorism, which can be incited from around the world, makes the Islamic State era a new kind of threat that will take years to stamp out.
Tony Abbott has expressed support for a push to ban the burqa from Parliament House on security grounds, prompting senior Liberal figures to distance themselves from the Prime Minister.
In the Vatican City this week, Australia's ambassador to the Holy See will be on his knees, praying: may God grant the Bulldogs form against the Rabbits.
The appointment of Andrew Colvin as the next Australian Federal Police commissioner could be seen as keeping the ship steady at a time when the nation's terror alert has been raised.
Cabramatta is leading the way in what is rapidly becoming a world cuisine tour across Sydney.
Two weeks ago, Byron Gordon was talking off the cuff in a public speaking competition.