The body of siege gunman Man Haron Monis has been released to his next of kin for burial following the completion of an autopsy
Labor figures Michael Daley and Luke Foley are viewed as candidates for the Labor leadership.
The slump in crude oil prices has stirred up a wave of merger activity in the small end of the oil and gas sector as junior explorers struggle with the impact of declining investor support and stretched finances.
A carpet of flowers left in memory of the Martin Place siege victims will be removed before forecasted wet weather.
The Abbott government has quietly signalled a retreat from the homelessness and low-income housing sector.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to reshuffle his own office, with three key staff members including his communications chief to move over summer.
The office of a Sydney federal MP is in turmoil, after two long-serving staff members have gone on workers' compensation after claiming to have been bullied by an influential adviser.
The government's Climate Change Authority has questioned the efficiency and effectiveness of the Emissions Reduction Fund, the centre piece of the Abbott Government's "Direction Action" plan to reduce carbon pollution.
Senior Liberals were privately aghast when the Prime Minister nominated repealing the carbon tax as his "biggest achievement" for women because they are "particularly focused on the household budget".
Selfie stick sales are soaring this Christmas as shoppers grab gifts for those who love to get the perfect snap of themselves.
BERRIDALE'S Olivia Philip is one of 13 young people from across the state to be chosen for 2015's ...