As the giant Hazelwood coal plant turns off the last of its units, the national electricity grid manager has sought to reassure the public it is taking steps to ensure the lights stay on when demand soars next summer.
Clare Sibthorpe Bill Shorten has met the federal police union to discuss how to fight a plan to axe top cops' benefits.
Michael Koziol Former Labor leader Mark Latham has been sacked as a commentator by Sky News
Rania Spooner, Julia Medew Hundreds of Amcal pharmacies have stopped offering a controversial stroke screening service after the Chief Medical Officer warned it could do people more harm than good.
Tony Wright It had to be, this portrait, bigger, darker, more vainglorious and yes, more accusatory - almost Cromwellian - than all the others.
Noel Towell Honest Australians 'intimidated' into handing over their money, says Labor, as tens of thousands of debt notices sent out.
Doug Dingwall The Defence Department's internal auditor has reprimanded the agency for wasting public money after it racked up $20,000 in interest charges on late payments in one quarter last year.
Adam Gartrell, Anna Patty Government says increasing the minimum wage is "not an efficient way to address relative living standards or the needs of the low-paid".
James Massola, chief political correspondent Some of Australia's largest companies have made a desperate, last-minute plea to the Senate crossbench to pass $48 billion in company tax cuts, warning Australia had no alternative to secure its nation's economic future.
Adam Gartrell, political correspondent ACTU boss Sally McManus has doubled down on her support for industrial law-breaking, shrugging off the "meltdown" about her earlier comments and strongly backing the militant construction union.