The location of debris from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean would eliminate some of the wilder theories about what happened to the plane and would lean towards the likelihood of an emergency on the flight, an attempt by the crew to turn back and complications that caused them to fall into unconsciousness leaving the plane on a ghost flight until it ran out of fuel.
When Arthur Sinodinos joined the Senate in late 2011, the salary for a backbencher was around $140,000.
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Follow all the latest developments as an Australian-led search scours the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
The Australian-led search 2500km south-west of Perth finished for the night without finding any debris from MH370, nor the objects that appeared in the satellite images revealed on Thursday.
Federal spending per person on primary healthcare services, including visits to GPs, grew by 50 per cent over the past decade, according to new figures that may bolster the case for new fees to visit the doctor.
If the debris field in the Indian Ocean proves to be the remnants of flight MH370, it will be a major breakthrough in the investigation. But the question of what exactly happened to the aircraft could still take years to ascertain, if it is revealed at all.
The Abbott government is resisting a push by its closest allies to establish a United Nations investigation into war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, where Australia has returned more than 1100 failed asylum seekers in the past 18 months.
Air Force crews rushing to the Indian Ocean to locate suspected debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane face huge challenges in retrieving even a 24-metre-long object, search-and-rescue pilots warn.
Former prime minister John Howard will not reveal if he advised his former chief of staff Arthur Sinodinos to stand down.
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