Newspapers went too far in publishing salacious personal emails between ALP Senator Nova Peris and Trinidadian athlete Ato Boldon, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Victorian Premier Denis Napthine will campaign together for the first time on Friday.
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to climate change being on the agenda at the G-20 summit in Brisbane - but discussions will come under the heading of energy efficiency.
Seven out of 10 Australians support sending Australian health workers to West Africa to help tackle the deadly Ebola virus.
Australian military personnel in Afghanistan are set to have their daily pay bonus cut because the war-torn country is considered "less dangerous" than in the past.
Pubilc servants concerned of more to come as Tony Abbott reshapes the senior executive ranks.
Police will use new laws requiring customers' phone and internet records be stored for two years to target terrorists, child abusers and potentially illicit music and movie downloaders.
The nation's capital city mayors have asked Prime Minister Tony Abbott to reform alcohol taxation, saying young men "preloading" on cheap wine before hitting city nightspots were behind much booze-fuelled violence.
A bid by Peter Slipper to produce fresh evidence in his fight against conviction will be blocked by the Commonwealth.
The purge of federal public service jobs will spare most immigration and customs staff as they prepare to form the new Australian Border Force.