Victoria Police appears unlikely to be able to share phone tap information with sport authorities.
Three new judges will be appointed to the Federal Court this year to ease its workload.
Penne Hackforth-Jones, one of the nation's most recognisable actors, died on Saturday, months after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
More than 50 per cent of parents are worried about the safety of childhood vaccines, Australia's first national survey of attitudes to vaccination has revealed, prompting concerns of childhood outbreaks of disease.
Urban beekeepers are demanding retailer Bunnings remove products neonicotinoid pesticides.
Treasurer Wayne Swan is being urged to smooth the ''sudden death'' end of the baby bonus, due to fall from $5000 to $500.
John Howard was on the baby-kissing election trail in October 2001 when he met first-time mother Vikkie Chrisoulis and held her day-old daughter, Kathryn.
Heather Thomas spends her weekdays at university and her weekends waiting on tables.
Victorian government schools would lose $1.9 million in funding over six years on average if the states and territories do not sign up for the Gonski reforms, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday. The difference in schools funding would be $16.2 billion nationally over six years, she said.
Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald's political cartoonist, sketches the political unreality.