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]