Prime Minister Tony Abbott has found an unlikely defender against online attacks claiming he is a dual citizen and ineligble to hold office.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has renewed his calls for the government to consider banning Russian President Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 in Brisbane in November.
Mergers are set to sweep through Australia's oil and gas sector with close to $10 billion of assets currently on the market as international players head towards the exit and local operators seek out new partners in an effort to stave off mounting cost pressures.
Entitlements for former prime ministers should not be decided at the "whim of individual PMs", according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who has called for greater transparency around politicians perks.
Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan says Australians approaching 50 years of age should have scheduled "career check-ups" just as they would have a regular health check-up, to prevent unemployment as they get older.
The number of electrical fires in Victoria has soared by almost 40 per cent in 12 months, with the energy regulator attributing the increase to hot weather conditions sparking hundreds more fires on power poles.
Woolworths has been accused of lying about the safety of a range of its branded goods, including steel deep fryers, matches and chairs, and failing to lodge reports to authorities once it was aware, the federal consumer watchdog alleged in the Federal Court on Wednesday.
Providing the biggest hint yet that Netflix is preparing to launch in Australia, the US-based company has secured local streaming rights to the highly anticipated superhero television series Gotham.
Police would not prosecute small-time offenders if they signed a contract to stay out of trouble, under a radical plan mooted by Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan.
A US judge has reprimanded BP for using tactics that would "not be appropriate for a college term paper" after the oil giant tried to sneak six extra pages into a court filing by manipulating line spacings.