Just after the clock struck nine on Monday morning, a strange stillness descended on the halls of Parliament House.
Lisa Cox The federal government is being urged to investigate the ownership structure of Australia's largest coal development, Indian billionaire Gautam Adani's multibillion-dollar Carmichael coalmine in Queensland.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott has bought himself the extra months he believes are needed to rebuild his battered leadership by admitting his first budget was "too bold and ambitious", and by promising to adopt more family-friendly policies.
Megan Gorrey The ACT Supreme Court has cleared the way for Hoddle Street mass killer Julian Knight to attempt to sue the Commonwealth over alleged assaults he suffered as a staff cadet at Duntroon.
Noel Towell The union has been scathing of the news staff will lose entitlements and be expected to work longer.
Sean Nicholls and Nicole Hasham Support for Premier Mike Baird's plan for the privatisation of NSW electricity assets has hit a new low, despite the promise the proceeds will be used to fund $20 billion worth of infrastructure projects.
Rachel Olding A man had died after being attacked by a shark on the state's north coast.
Peter Martin Boosting Australia's "currently low" rate of GST and using the funds to cutting income and company tax would be one of the best ways to boost economic growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
Emma Partridge An alleged drug dealer has been charged with supplying ecstasy pills that led to the death of Sydney teenager Georgina Bartter at Harbourlife festival three months ago.
Dan Harrison Policy consultant Terry Barnes has called for the Abbott government to scrap its plan to introduce an "optional" $5 fee to visit the doctor.
Man from Young arrested on murder, drugs charges.
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