A move within the Abbott cabinet to establish a homeland security super-ministry drawing together several major departments and functions looks to have been scuttled because senior figures viewed it as an attempt by backers of Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to elevate him to future leader status.
Local shares are poised to fall to start the month amid further weakness on Wall Street after the latest round of economic data disappointed.
A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf will be shut down after it failed to convince authorities that millions of dollars sent to the Middle East concerns were not being used to fund terrorism.
An 18-year-old woman has been charged following the stabbing of a 17-year-old girl in the Lake Macquarie area overnight.
Experts say negative gearing is having a greater impact on Australia's rapidly rising house prices than Chinese investment.
The Abbott government was warned that the Australian Tax Office was ill-equipped to tackle a potential multibillion-dollar international tax dodge as it prepared to cut 3000 ATO staff.
Those advocating placing regulations on lending to the housing market received some ammunition on Tuesday from the Reserve Bank latest stats showing stronger growth in lending to buy investment properties . It's the hot end of the market that has captured the attention of everyone from the banks to governments and most of all, buyers and sellers.
Elisabeth Murdoch will walk away from the TV production empire she built when the planned merger between her Shine Group and two other companies, Endemol and Core Media, is finalised.
A train on fire and stranded on a 20-metre high overpass in Granville caused traffic chaos as firefighters struggled to reach the blaze on Tuesday night.
Police have arrested a 55-year-old man following the death of a woman at a home in Budgewoi.
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