A Sydney restaurant owned by Tourism Minister Andrew Robb and his family is being promoted by a government-funded $40 million, 18-month Tourism Australia campaign that targets 17 key global markets to sell the Australian "foodie" experience to the world.
Australia's $20 billion alternative energy sector has been plunged into fresh uncertainty after the federal government flagged further policy changes to reduce the reliance on wind and solar potentially leaving billions of dollars invested in the sector stranded or devalued.
Australian intelligence agencies are examining the latest Islamic State video featuring a Sydney teenager amid suspicions that notorious extremist Mohamed Elomar might also appear in the footage.
The Abbott Government insists it stands ready to help regional neighbours combat any future Ebola outbreak, despite not having provided Ebola-specific training to its emergency medical teams.
Jacqui Lambie should resign from Parliament if she is not going to take her job seriously, government MP Craig Laundy says, following the Palmer United senator's warning that Ebola-infected "suicide agents" could attack Australia.
More than a year after his election, Tony Abbott's signature paid parental leave policy has stalled with Treasury officials admitting in estimates hearings that no progress has been made with states on who is to pay for aspects of the controversial scheme. The admission suggests the policy, loathed by virtually every minister in cabinet according to senior figures, could be trimmed for a second time since the election to make it less objectionable to big business and less costly to a cash-strapped budget.
A simple meme celebrating Gough Whitlam's achievements has sparked a legacy war with Labor accusing the Greens of "grave robbing".
The Abbott government appears determined to destroy the emerging renewable energy sector to protect Australia's fossil fuel industry if its plans to lower the clean energy target are any guide, wind farm developers said.
Tom Uren sits in the nursing home in Sydney's eastern suburbs where he has spent the past few months, thinking of the pleasure he'll get when he regains the strength to return to his home in his beloved Balmain, and thinking, too, of his old leader, Gough Whitlam, who'll never go home now.
The outpouring began instantly and flowed through the day. It seemed no friend or follower could resist posting their tribute to Gough Whitlam. In the age of social media it becomes almost insensitive not to, as if the world might note your failure to sufficiently mark the occasion.