Australia has a new five-tier terror alert system but the actual threat of an attack on home soil has not changed, the government said on Thursday.
Lisa Cox Laws that prevent Australians from enrolling to vote in the weeks leading up to a federal election are set to be challenged in the High Court.
Matthew Knott Australia's "piecemeal", "short-term" and "inadequate" approach to university and business collaboration has been blasted in a major report on Australian innovation.
Mark Kenny Bill Shorten will take significantly steeper emissions cuts to the 2016 election than the Turnbull government, ensuring climate change policy will once again be a key battleground issue for voters.
Dramatic vision has emerged of a man driving through the fire ground during a blaze in South Australia that has claimed two lives.
Timna Jacks and AAP An out of control and unpredictable fire is threatening lives and homes north of Perth.
Esther Han A popular healthy food producer has been penalised $32k for exaggerating the benefits of its oats.
Mark Kenny An upbeat Malcolm Turnbull has denied he is facing an insurgency led by Tony Abbott, expressed optimism about a new global climate deal in Paris, hinted that superannuation concessions used by the rich could be trimmed and again dismissed suggestions of ground troops in Iraq and Syria.
Heath Aston The Senate has sunk government plans to open up Australia's port-to-port shipping industry to more foreign-flagged vessels – many of which are crewed by sailors paid as little as $2 an hour.
Peter Hannam A much-anticipated cool change took its time making it to Sydney, dragging out another unseasonably hot day.