Victorian police say social media and negative reporting are stoking fears in the community despite the state's crime rate remaining stable over the last 12 months.
Ever wondered why we don't have pharmacies in our supermarkets? It's because of the Pharmacy Guild, a powerful lobby group that is very good at getting what it wants.
A fight over border protection is heating up, with the Home Affairs Minister claiming boat arrivals are much more likely, following a recent federal court decision on the so-called 'medevac legislation'.
On a recent flight, former prime minister Julia Gillard was randomly passed a "generous" handwritten note by another passenger — a young woman who works in the public service.
The Papua New Guinea Government says it wants security company Paladin's contract to work on Manus to be terminated at the end of the month, despite Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying it would likely be extended.
Labor has driven a long and winding road with the unions but Anthony Albanese has taken an important U-turn. Michelle Grattan asks whether it will work?
The most divisive project in recent Australian history can finally break ground. But sceptics still struggle to see how Adani will turn a profit from a remote thermal coal mine in the era of the Paris climate agreement.
The Northern Territory Government lifts its three-year moratorium on exploration fracking for onshore shale gas in the Beetaloo Basin, and expects engineering works could resume within days.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation party has been hit by another MP defection, with one of its three West Australian parliamentarians quitting to sit as an independent.
Labor's frontbench is a puzzle of gender equality, talent and factional juggling. Not everyone is a winner, writes Michelle Grattan.