The Afghanistan province where Australian troops were stationed for eight years and suffered most of their casualties is in danger of sliding back into Taliban control, experts say.
Tom Allard Earlier this year, two teenage boys from Sydney set out for Syria, fuelled by religious fervour and intoxicated by tales of righteous jihad and adventure. Groomed online by an Islamic State recruiter, their tickets were paid for, and an elaborate route mapped out to avoid detection. There were promises of a weekly salary and military training, and of the glory of the Islamic caliphate.
Mark Kenny Australia faces more than decade of deficits with an assessment by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office concluding shortfalls of up to $100 billion will be accumulated between now and 2025-26.
Nick Miller Federal and QLD governments convinced the committee they were making 'significant progress', but warns Australia still has more to do to stop continuing damage to this natural wonder.
Latika Bourke and Adele Ferguson The son of billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart has lashed out at cabinet minister Barnaby Joyce's "dangerous" intervention in the court battle over a $5 billion trust and questioned whether the potential Nationals Leader is fit to serve as a Minister.
Latika Bourke Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett will appear as the star attraction at a major fundraising event for the opposition's most senior woman in Federal Parliament – Tanya Plibersek.
Tom Arup, Environment Editor The former climate adviser to two Labor governments, Professor Ross Garnaut, says Australia should ensure the heaviest burden of cutting greenhouse gases is not pushed onto future generations, and new emissions targets should be set accordingly.
Latika Bourke Former federal Liberal MP Alby Schultz has launched a passionate defence of his longtime friend and billionaire Gina Rinehart, urging the Australian media to lay off the country's most successful businesswoman.
Matthew Knott The Abbott government plans to spend over $36 million on advertising campaigns promoting the Intergenerational Report, this year's budget and its white paper on tax reform.
James Massola Momentum for a cross-party same sex marriage bill is growing, with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young confirming she has also had discussions with Liberal MP Warren Entsch and Labor MP Graham Perrett about backing a "tri-partisan bill" that would end the political impasse over the issue.
A selection of news and sport images from our photo archives over the past week
A collection of images from our photo archives from this week 10 years ago.
A Devonport woman who went missing almost 40 years ago may have been the victim of a crime, ...