Negative gearing would be restricted to investments in new housing only under a Labor election policy that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says will save the federal budget $32 billion over a decade.
Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has lost his third minister in as many months, but an imminent reshuffle, and a possible breakthrough on Senate voting reform may yet clear the way for an early double-dissolution election.
Nicole Hasham A Brisbane hospital is refusing to discharge an asylum seeker toddler who has been recovering from burns injuries, in a bid to prevent the Turnbull government from returning her to immigration detention at Nauru.
Gareth Hutchens The Reserve Bank governor has warned that Australia's political leaders are still failing to explain to voters why the standard of living they enjoy will not last without serious tax reform.
Kate Aubusson Two female backpackers have survived a terrifying ordeal after a man allegedly tried to kidnap and murder them in South Australian bushland on Tuesday.
Heath Aston The Turnbull Government has been warned it is running out of time to deliver senate voting reforms to end "preference harvesting", with one election expert saying the job of upgrading vote-counting software and reconfiguring millions of ballot papers would be a "recipe for disaster" for the trouble-prone Australian Electoral Commission if done at the last minute.
David Wroe The Japanese consortium pitching to build Australia's $50 billion fleet of new submarines has denied reports that Australian officials have been forced to chase them for basic information including a detailed budget for their bid.
Beau Donelly Surgeon warns of dangers of unreported cases after a mother sought medical advice about infected baby on a secret anti-vaccination social media page.
Mark Russell She'd turned her back on the glamorous magazine world and was sharing her home with a couple who, she thought, 'really cared for me and looked after me'. Then her credit cards started bouncing...
Jane Lee The Turnbull government is considering a proposal to sell Australian Hearing to a deaf children's charity, an international hearing aid manufacturer and a university.