A former senior NSW bureaucrat who gave lucrative contracts to the family of a colleague with whom he was "infatuated" has told a corruption inquiry he was unprofessional and incompetent.
Stephanie Gardiner The love between Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder was most obvious in their final moments, before they died a lonely death in a dark ocean.
James Massola, Political Correspondent 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.
Kieran Gair The start of the new financial year brings rises in fees – and hardest hit will be anyone falling in love overseas.
Latika Bourke Labor has left the door open for the caucus to reverse Kevin Rudd's rule that makes it nearly impossible for the party's elected leader to be toppled in a midnight coup.
Noel Towell Delays expected at all major airports on Wednesday morning as part of industrial action.
Peter Hannam Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm says there is no contradiction between his role on a Senate inquiry into wind farm noise and his leadership of a separate committee investigating the rise of a "nanny state" in Australia.
Helen Gregory and Megan Levy Teammates of a teenage boy who fell to his death inside Sydney's Queen Victoria Building are "absolutely devastated" by the tragedy and will wear black armbands in their next rugby match as a mark of respect.
Judith Ireland Australians are very satisfied with their lives, according to new research, but they are also feeling rushed, volunteering less and not playing as much sport.
Latika Bourke The prime minister's Parliamentary Secretary has pulled out of appearing on tonight's Q&A as the Coalition Government's row with the ABC stretched into a week.
The River of Diversity Festival opening in Moruya on Saturday was a hit, with people of all ages ...