‘I take full responsibility’: George Calombaris apologises for wage scandal

Former MasterChef judge George Calombaris told the ABC he takes full responsibility for underpaying his workers by almost $8 million. [Read entire story]

Peter Dutton releases one page report after $5 million review of Home Affairs mega department

The government says no comprehensive report was produced after a $5 million strategic review into the Home Affairs mega department. [Read entire story]

PM says govt was not involved in raids

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government has had no involvement in police raids on the ABC and New Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. [Read entire story]

Weather delays search in Indian Himalayas

A helicopter mission to retrieve the bodies of five mountaineers in the Indian Himalayas had to be postponed on Wednesday because of windy conditions. [Read entire story]

Labor to move on protections for gay students in religious schools

Labor will introduce legislation to change the Sexual Discrimination Act, to protect LGBTI students from discrimination at faith-based schools. [Read entire story]

WA’s Knickers the steer an internet star

Knickers is an internet star after pictures of the WA steer surfaced; he won a reprieve after he became too beefy to be sent to the slaughterhouse. [Read entire story]

Leadership grumbles hang over Nationals

The Nationals may be looking at another leadership spill as Barnaby Joyce's backers push for his return and he admits he has ambitions in that direction. [Read entire story]

Libs condemn ‘smear’ against rival Phelps

Liberal candidate Dave Sharma has condemned a "fake news" email which accuses his rival of withdrawing from the race because of a HIV diagnosis. [Read entire story]

Discrimination worry over Vic firies deal

Victoria's human rights commissioner is concerned a pay deal for Melbourne's firefighters is discriminatory and she's taking it to Fair Work. [Read entire story]

Vic Defence sites hit by guard pay dispute

From 6am Thursday, Wilson security guards at Victorian Army, Navy and Air Force sites will refuse to do duties as they take part in protected industrial action. [Read entire story]

The dragon and the kangaroo: 45 years of Australia-China relations

The 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations comes amid rising tensions between the two countries. [Read entire story]

Foreign fighter accused to face NSW court

A young Sydney father accused of travelling to a Middle Eastern war zone to take up arms is expected to apply for bail. [Read entire story]