Commission hears George Pell was advised by his own staff to remove paedophile priest.
The first cracks appeared in Clive Palmer’s China story about four years ago, when he collided with the glamorous daughter of the former premier, Li Peng.
Defence has moved to ban topless barmaids from a government recreation club set up for for the nation’s elite special forces soldiers.
A slush fund directed by national Labor vice president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon spent nearly $350,000 in just two years to bankroll interventions in the elections of other unions and to unseat the secretary of his own Queensland branch.
The Transport Workers Union used an international redraw facility to transfer money interstate to another union and kept poor records of tens of thousands of dollars in other cash payments, a royal commission has heard.
The Catholic Church's independent investigator into allegations of clerical abuse has been asked by the Royal Commission whether he discouraged victims from reporting abuse to police and taking legal action against the church.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has moved to reset the budget debate, calling for a fiscal "reality check" about the state of the nation's economy and warning of a serious corrective action to protect Australians' living standards.
He has blown up a love rival's car and survived an attempt on his life. Now Queensland police investigating whether Newcastle man Daniel Fing was behind something even more sinister: plotting a mass attack on Sydney and his home town.
There is no evidence to suggest increasing charges for medicines will deter people from filling their prescriptions, Health Department officials told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is trying again to restore temporary protection visas after announcing 150 children would be removed from immigration detention centres and placed on bridging visas in the community.
Metella Road Public School pupils drew on fairytales and classics for inspiration.