Wages are climbing at their slowest pace this century, yet few Australians seem concerned.
Sarah Whyte Some young people are choosing to use the drug ice over alcohol at parties because it is cheaper and more readily available, a Senate inquiry has heard.
Deborah Snow Former prime minister Julia Gillard had to undertake compulsory lessons in laundry as part of her public school education, while all the boys were doing " groovy things like metalwork, electronics and woodwork."
Mark Kenny Bronwyn Bishop's position is becoming "increasingly untenable" amid speculation she may not survive as Speaker to see the return of Parliament.
Peter Martin Australia's legal bill for defending its cigarette plain packaging legislation is set to hit $50 million as it battles to contain a case brought by tobacco giant Philip Morris before a tribunal in Singapore.
Nicole Hasham Manus Island residents may have taken the law into their own hands if local police had not pressed for the return of three Australian detention centre workers accused of sexual assault, island MP Ron Knight says.
Judith Ireland It was billed as a showdown between two of Parliament's biggest warriors in the same-sex marriage debate. In the left corner was Penny Wong. In the right was Cory Bernardi.
James Massola, political correspdondent, in New York Russian-backed rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 are likely to escape justice, with Russia poised to veto a UN resolution to establish an independent criminal tribunal.
Latika Bourke Bronwyn Bishop says she will not be resigning despite signs she is losing support within the cabinet.
Jane Lee Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been urged by legal academics to help reunite an Australian lawyer with her husband, a member of the Nauruan opposition, whose passport has been confiscated by the island state's government.