The battle for Barnaby Joyce's seat of New England is shaping as the most closely-watched contest of the next election, with rural independent Tony Windsor now more likely than not to mount a political comeback.
Peter Martin A sharp fall in national income has all but obliterated economic growth, pushing down income per head by the most since the GFC.
James Massola The Abbott government is close to releasing a shortlist of possible sites to host a nuclear waste dump, but has missed a self-imposed August deadline.
Anna Patty A second young woman has been rushed to hospital after suffering complications during a breast enlargement procedure at The Cosmetic Institute.
Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman Police have raided a series of houses connected to failed financial guru Anthony Ghalloub.
Jesse Hogan Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will share in more than $1 million compensation from Cricket Australia for the cancellation of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.
Rachel Olding A state audit of lunchtime prayer groups has exposed failings by some schools while at others students are being encouraged to conduct their own unregulated playground groups to avoid scrutiny.
Gareth Hutchens A surprise 41.5 per cent jump in government spending on defence equipment helped Australia's economy grow by 0.2 per cent for the three months to June.If it wasn't for that spending the economy wouldn't have grown at all.
Paul Bibby The Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police Force has faced stern questioning over his decision not to ask the state's prosecutors to appeal to the Supreme Court when Man Haron Monis was granted bail a year before the Sydney siege.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies A plan to scrap the $US35 visa Australian visitors must obtain on arrival in Indonesia is in doubt with the Indonesian government making contradictory statements.