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8:56am Labor senator Sam Dastyari intends setting up a Senate inquiry into foreign corruption, using parliament to make allegations against Leighton Holdings.
7:39am Senior MPs Christopher Pyne and Anthony Albanese have been careful not to slam Indonesia as they again pleaded for clemency for the Bali Nine pair.
Ehssan Veiszadeh 8:22am Premier Mike Baird has given his "in principle" support to overhauling NSW's political donor laws amid the ongoing ICAC donation scandal.
8:12am Treasurer Joe Hockey says the way to grow the economy is through increasing output, and not by increasing migration.
3:33am The Liberal Party's federal executive will meet in Canberra on Friday.
3:33am A man who "married" a 12-year-old girl is expected to face sentencing proceedings in a Sydney court.
Katina Curtis 3:33am Bruce Chapman will explain his proposal to mitigate skyrocketing fees under a system of higher education deregulation.
3:38am A Sydney woman found guilty of the manslaughter of her estranged partner is due to be sentenced.
7:55pm Australia will complain to Indonesia's ambassador about photos taken of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran while they were being transferred.
Ehssan Veiszadeh 7:16pm Opposition Leader Luke Foley is campaigning on the NSW far north coast where Labor hopes to pick up seats from The Nationals.
Elise Scott 6:16pm Motoring Enthusiast Ricky Muir has delivered his first speech eight months after entering the Senate, saying he pinches himself regularly.
Megan Neil 5:33pm Australians face having to work longer but experts say the workforce needs to be much more accommodating for older workers.
Ehssan Veiszadeh 5:32pm Labor leader Luke Foley has distanced himself from the Electrical Trades Union and says he's focused on bringing down electricity prices.
Katina Curtis 5:14pm Education ministers have agreed to let the curriculum authority rebalance and streamline what Australian students are taught.
Andrew Drummond 6:02pm The operators of Hobart's Cadbury chocolate factory have been forced to back out of a $16 million co-investment deal with the federal government.
4:26pm Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says there will be extra testing on peaches after claims some imported tins in Australia contained lead.
Karlis Salna 4:27pm AFP chief Andrew Colvin says he has been attempting to use the agency's influence in Indonesia to appeal for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Jennifer Rajca 5:14pm Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesia to pull back from the brink and spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
7:13pm Queensland's Labor government says it no longer opposes all public asset sales, just assets that bring in revenue for the state.
2:24pm Seniors groups warn against raising the pension age while workers in their 50s are unable to find employment.
2:05pm Treasurer Joe Hockey is indicating that income tax cuts will be on the agenda once the budget is back in surplus in 2019/20.
1:32pm The 2014/15 federal budget tried to do too much but Treasurer Joe Hockey insists its settings were sound.
Lisa Martin 1:08pm The Abbott government has linked $150 million of science research cash to its controversial plan to deregulate universities.
Ava Benny-Morrison 1:09pm A teenager has been charged with three serious offences after he allegedly drove a car that dragged a young woman along a Sydney road last year.
12:56pm Business groups are urging critics of the government's reform measures to come up with their own, in the wake of the intergenerational report release.
Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer 12:41pm The Intergenerational Report says climate change could be beneficial for the economy, but the government remains set on meeting carbon emission targets.
Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer 12:33pm The latest Intergenerational Report finds an ageing population will put pressure on the economy and budget but solutions are available.
Annette Blackwell 6:53pm A former Knox Grammar boy was horrified to hear the teacher who ruined his life had been reported to the headmaster for abuse 15 years earlier.
1:45pm The government's intergenerational report has been handed down in Canberra.
Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics Correspondent 1:44pm Treasurer Joe Hockey's intergenerational report says while Australians will live longer, they will probably have to give up the idea of retiring at 65.