Police will soon be allowed to take their guns into courthouses under changes expected to be announced by the state government.
Latika Bourke Bronwyn Bishop has finally apologised to voters for billing them for a $5000 private helicopter trip and says she will repay all entitlements she claimed to attend colleagues' weddings but is refusing to resign as Speaker.
Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter International travellers are heading for delays at Melbourne Airport next week when hundreds of immigration and border protection employees plan to walk off the job.
James Massola, political correspdondent, in New York Russian-backed rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 are likely to escape justice, with Russia poised to veto a UN resolution to establish an independent criminal tribunal.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Pat Bartley A prominent Melbourne vet is allegedly at the centre of the doping scandal gripping the Australian racing industry, and is suspected of providing banned substances to several figures including underworld identities.
Phillip Thomson Public servants expect to cause disruptions at international airports when taking industrial action next week.
Sarah Whyte Some young people are choosing to use the drug ice over alcohol at parties because it is cheaper and more readily available, a Senate inquiry has heard.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched a blistering attack on Russia after it killed off a UN push for an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Julie Power Both the computer industry and agribusiness are facing a critical lack of skills
Megan Levy Two dogs have raided an animal pen at a popular cafe and restaurant in the Blue Mountains overnight and mauled a number of farmyard pets to death.