Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick says the Federal Government's legal advice that disputes a royal commission finding that parts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan were unlawful should not be "cloak and dagger stuff" and calls for its release.
Despite most of the fighting ending with the signing of an armistice back in July 1953, Australia is still officially at war with North Korea — and few people are aware of our continuing obligations, writes Philip Williams.
A new wing inside Goulburn's Supermax prison will give some prisoners slightly more chance to socialise, in the hope they may be rehabilitated.
For all the blood and guts hurled in Parliament this week, the question of how much real change has occurred in our treatment of asylum seekers is very murky, writes Laura Tingle.
Australia's Ambassador to the US says allegations about his dealings with the travel company are false, saying the circumstances of his meeting with an executive were misrepresented.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says that while coal is subjected to Chinese import restrictions, there is "no basis to believe" the processes are discriminatory to Australia.
MPs from all sides are jumping ship in the dying days of Parliament, as both major parties writhe in damage control — Labor on boats and the Coalition on the Helloworld scandal that smacks of overly cosy relationships, writes Michelle Grattan.
The unemployment rate in Western Australia has reached its highest since 2002 and, despite a new promise of 150,000 more jobs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry warns there will be short-term pain before any long-term employment gains.