Federal Labor has dropped any reference to non-refoulement, the principle which protects refugees from being returned to a country where they face harm, from its draft national platform.
John Garnaut and David Wroe Australia's top public servant has dismissed any prospect of China leading the world, saying the economic giant is neither willing nor able to solve global problems.
Louise Hall and Michaela Whitbourn Treasurer Joe Hockey has had a partial victory in his defamation case against Fairfax Media, with a court finding he was defamed by the words 'Treasurer for Sale' on a poster and two tweets and awarding him $200,000 in damages.
John Garnaut Michael Thawley's seven minutes of analysis, delivered from hand-written notes at a high-level Canberra forum, reflect his considered personal views.
Cameron Atfield The Labor Party has backed a serving army major to become the first openly gay member of the Australian House of Representatives.
Peter Martin Don't sweat the small stuff. If Greece vanished today, the global financial system would scarcely notice.
Gareth Hutchens Former Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson has heavily criticised the Abbott government's renewable energy target and Direct Action policies, saying they will be a far costlier way to reduce emissions than an emissions trading scheme.
James Massola The federal government's "freedom commissioner", Tim Wilson, says the ruling in the defamation case brought by Treasurer Joe Hockey against Fairfax Media is a reminder of the need for "widescale reform of defamation law in Australia".
Noel Towell Delays expected at all major airports on Wednesday morning as part of industrial action.
Rory Callinan IS supporters sent Lindt chocolates to a potential recruit as part of an indoctrination campaign that referenced the deadly siege at Sydney's Lindt Cafe, according to The New York Times.