Bill Shorten is poised to unveil an ambitious plan aimed at turbo-charging jobs and growth via a $10 billion financing facility for new public works and up-front commitments to get blocked major projects moving.
Bridie Smith Embargoed
James Massola Treasurer Scott Morrison has praised as "innovative" a proposal that could see workers rewarded with tax credits in exchange for a reduction in penalty rates.
Bianca Hall Two Australian lawyers, barred from entering Papua New Guinea after preparing to represent authorities in a corruption case against PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, will learn their fate on Thursday.
Jewel Topsfield Agriculture minister does a deal with an Indonesian minister famous for her policy of blowing up illegal fishing boats.
Harriet Alexander No states or territories outside Tasmania have centralised electronic systems that capture in real time which controlled drugs have been prescribed and dispensed to individual patients.
Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week columnist "Celia" of Toorak asked "How many of our masseurs, I wonder, have volunteered to instruct blinded soldiers in the mysteries of their profession?"
Debbie Cuthbertson It's not uncommon to feel a little disoriented after leaving the Spiegeltent, long a late-night staple of the Melbourne Festival. Yet festivalgoers might feel a little out of place before they even enter the big tent from tonight's festival opening.
James Massola, Mark Hawthorne Victorian Liberal president Michael Kroger has credited Malcolm Turnbull with a dramatic turnaround in the party's fortunes, telling an exclusive party fundraiser the switch of leader meant just one federal seat - rather than six under Tony Abbott - was now at risk.
Judith Ireland Australia is often praised for its quality of life, but a new report has singled out the lucky country as one of the best places to die in the world.