A number of flights in and out of Bali have been cancelled due to the ash threat from the Mount Raung volcano in Indonesia.
Gareth Hutchens High unemployment means wages are unlikely to grow any time soon.
Bevan Shields Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office knew Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had misled Parliament about Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis three days before the government eventually owned up to the mistake.
Peter Munro The king is everywhere. On street posters and water bottles and archways lit up like Christmas trees across Tonga. Bright balloons, flags and bunting line homes from the airport to the capital of Nuku'alofa. King Tupou VI's face – looking a little bored and bemused by the fuss – is on every crisp banknote.
Judith Ireland When Rabbitohs star Thomas Burgess was growing up, his parents were close friends with a lesbian couple whom he saw so often he and his brothers called them "aunties".
Emma Partridge When the state's worst sex and violent offenders finish doing time for their crimes, they are not completely free.
Heath Aston, political correspondent The federal government will pour $300 million into new dams and other water infrastructure as part of its farm sector competitiveness package to be released on Saturday.
Matthew Knott Government MPs have publicly urged Tony Abbott to reconsider his opposition to changing media ownership laws, saying the Prime Minister should put audience interests ahead of those of media moguls.
Nick Toscano and Ben Schneiders A long-awaited trial over former union leader Kathy Jackson's alleged misuse of $1.3 million in union funds will go ahead, despite her last-minute declaration of bankruptcy.
Markus Mannheim 58 per cent vote in favour of agreement that is likely to prove less than inflation.