The battle for Barnaby Joyce's seat of New England is shaping as the most closely-watched contest of the next election, with rural independent Tony Windsor now more likely than not to mount a political comeback.
Peter Martin A sharp fall in national income has all but obliterated economic growth, pushing down income per head by the most since the GFC.
James Massola The Abbott government is close to releasing a shortlist of possible sites to host a nuclear waste dump, but has missed a self-imposed August deadline.
Gareth Hutchens A surprise 41.5 per cent jump in government spending on defence equipment helped Australia's economy grow by 0.2 per cent for the three months to June.If it wasn't for that spending the economy wouldn't have grown at all.
Heath Aston, political correspondent A cruise operator says government plans to allow foreign-crewed, foreign vessels to operate on the Australian coastline could threaten the Coalition's border security policy.
Michael Bachelard To corrupt police, foreigners are "fantastic, low risk targets".
Ross Peake The body representing international students says granting them more work hours will help avoid exploitation by employers.
Peter Hannam AGL is storing water produced from its coal seam gas wells without proper permits, anti-CSG activists claim, as protests at the energy giant's headquarters marked 100 consecutive weeks.
Timna Jacks A Geelong Grammar School student who was abused up to 40 times by a school tutor he considered a "father figure" has no memory of the abuse, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
Sarah Whyte Solicitor-Generals for NSW and Queensland have defended the Northern Territory government's "paperless arrests" regime, arguing there was nothing wrong with officers being given the power to investigate, prosecute and then judge cases without a judicial process.