The NSW Treasurer is refusing to rule out tax increases or further job cuts after delivering worse than expected mid-year budget figures.
The 12 health and safety charges against Pike River Coal boss Peter Whittall over the 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners have been dropped.
Public transport fares are set to rise in January, but the state government has said it will keep the increase in line with inflation.
A judge says the new Senate could sit before the legal challenges to the result in Western Australia are resolved.
A 70-year-old Cairns man has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of his wife, whose body he disposed of with acid.
Schapelle Corby has been recommended for another sentence remission, but bureaucratic delays continue to hold up her bid for parole.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says job losses are "likely"at the NBN Co after a review of the Government's broadband plan found it will be billions of dollars more expensive than the Coalition had promised.
The Tasmanian Government is hoping a new report into the state's hardwood plantations will boost investor interest in a pulp mill.
The strategic review into NBN Co is out, estimating an extra $11.5 billion and aiming to have nine out of 10 Australians accessing 50 Mbps by 2019.
The Queensland Farmers' Federation says forecast power bill rises for 2014-15 may push some farmers to the brink.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says the car-making industry can't survive in Australia under a coalition government.
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