The Australian government is changing how it expresses climate change targets in way that could make it appear to the public as though it is cutting greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly than it is.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government says it will be a constructive player in global climate talks but environment groups have warned it is laying out a path that puts Australia at risk of failing the most important climate test in a decade.
Anna Patty Incumbent Greens candidate Jamie Parker has secured the seat of Balmain after a tight two-way contest with the Labor Party's Verity Firth.
Cameron Atfield At least three Liberal National Party members are in contention to replace retiring Senator Brett Mason in the upper house ahead of next year's federal election.
Michaela Whitbourn Bob Carr and Morris Iemma say NSW Labor has found its leader, regardless of the election result.
Lucy Cormack and Esther Han Under the red-hot midday sun, Grant Whatley from Mosman and his sons nine-year-old Ben and six-year-old Thomas will be among tens of thousands of cricket fanatics charging through the gates of the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground to cheer Australia on to World Cup victory.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is considering how high it should boost childcare funding after rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is considering how to limit extra spending on childcare while minimising the number of families left worse off.
Melissa Fyfe Victorians wanting to stop perpetrators from committing domestic assaults are considering how to rein in violent men.
Tim Barlass Two domes on extending arms slowly stretch from opposing sides and finally join together as one.