The task of being an intelligence chief has become tougher with the rise of cyber-threats and terrorism, according to the former head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, David Irvine, who says he would like to see a "much stronger" national cyber industry.
Deborah Snow is a senior writer with The Sydney Morning Herald and a former federal political reporter for the Australian Financial Review. She has also served as foreign correspondent for ABC-TV in Moscow and London, and as a reporter on Four Corners.
Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos has launched an attack on Labor's choice of former union official Kimberley Kitching to replace Stephen Conroy in the Senate.
Donald Trump had shown himself to be a "fascist threat" who posed the gravest risk to the United States since that country's Civil War, a top-ranking US Democrat warned in Sydney on Thursday.
The long-running investigation into who leaked what to whom has finally run into the sand.
Disgraced former federal MP Craig Thomson is quietly running a migrant worker placement business from his home on the NSW central coast, raising questions about possible loopholes in sponsored migration schemes.
She is probably the most powerful woman in the country that you've never heard of. And that is exactly the way she likes it.
The Nice terror attack highlights the need to clarify the role the ADF should play in domestic terrorism events in future, says defence think tank.
The Conservative Leadership Foundation and the Australian Conservatives appear to share headquarters in Adelaide.
For a man seeking to mobilise a new mass movement on the right of Australian politics, the normally outspoken Senator Cory Bernardi has gone strangely quiet.
She's back, in all her tub-thumping, hyperventilating glory. That poses an exquisite dilemma for Malcolm Turnbull.