Liberal hopes that Tony Abbott would begin the political year on a more positive footing have been shaken by his declaration that potential leadership rivals Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull are more popular with voters because they have a good "captain" at the helm.
Paul Bibby Providing just redress to victims of child sexual abuse could cost more than the $4.3 billion estimated by the Royal Commission, victims advocates say.
Beau Donelly After a week of stinging criticism sliding opinion polls and leadership rumours, for the Prime Minister's press team it was the best laid plan.
Louise Hall and Rose Powell In the hours, days and weeks after the deadly attack on the Lindt cafe, speculation and recriminations flowed as the details of the hostages' 17-hour ordeal emerged.
Louise Hall, Paul Bibby British police with experience in siege management will work with Queensland officers to review the way NSW Police handled the Lindt cafe siege, and in particular the strategy to wait it out rather than seize control.
James Robertson The face of the Australian Museum will be remade with a new glass entrance hall, a major contemporary addition to the country's first museum.
James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott considered his close personal friend, The Australian newspaper’s Greg Sheridan, for the plumb posting of High Commissioner to Singapore after the 2013 election.
Candice Barnes West Australian opposition leader Mark McGowan has suggested Prime Minister Tony Abbott brush up on his Seinfeld episodes if he wants to improve the popularity polls.
Heath Aston Tony Abbott's "knightmare" start to 2015 could eventually cost him the prime ministership but his political failure would come at a quantifiable price for Barnaby Joyce: $700,000.
Latika Bourke Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will "absolutely" lead the government to the next election and has described the strong performances of potential leadership rivals Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull as the result of their "good captain".
A developer who lost thousands on a piece of land in Batemans Bay claims it was because of ...