The Immigration Department insisted that Manus Island security firm G4S be given batons for guard duties even though the firm said it did not want them, a Senate inquiry heard on Tuesday.
Australia Post will go the way of Kodak and the local video store without a fundamental transformation of the business, according to CEO Ahmed Fahour, who confirmed the company will axe 900 jobs over the next 12 months.
First-home buyers continue to lose out to investors, with the number of loans to property debutantes falling to a record low.
The Australian Workers Union scandal began over 20 years ago.
Questions of whether union money was used to pay for renovations at the house of former prime minister Julia Gillard in the early 1990s could be answered by the words of two builders and a former union official who will appear at the royal commission into trade unions this week.
''He didn't pick up the bat to block. You can't block with an axe.'' With these words Kerry O'Keeffe captured the essence of his friend and former teammate, Gary Gilmour, who has died in Sydney, aged 62.
The elderly and people with dementia will fall through the cracks when signatures are banned for credit and debit card purchases in less than two months, advocates warn.
A balmy winter across the eastern capitals and a tough federal budget are playing havoc with retailers, leaving them stuck with unwanted winter stock and shoppers missing from the stores.
The taskforce dealing with sexual and other abuse in the military has referred 22 cases to NSW police possibly involving claims such as rape, assault and death threats.
On the eve of Thursday's Bust the Budget rally, Jess Walsh explains why her union's workers - some of the country's lowest paid - are taking to the streets to tell their stories.
Metella Road Public School pupils drew on fairytales and classics for inspiration.