Self-driving cars will be commercially available within five years and could become so advanced that humans are banned from driving, a federal parliamentary inquiry has heard.
Matthew Knott is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau covering communications and education policy.
Ahmed Fahour's successor as Australia Post chief executive is set to receive a massive multi-million dollar pay cut after the Turnbull government stripped the postal service's board of responsibility to set the salary of its managing director.
Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour - who was criticised by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his $5.6 million salary - has resigned from the job after seven years.
Government watered-down individual salary disclosure requirements during its 'red tape' repeal day.
Angela Zena Hadchiti had dared to hope the abuse was over.
Nationals MPs say they are happy for controversial MP George Christensen remaining their party whip despite him again publicly toying with breaking away from the government.
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is poised to announce a sweeping overhaul of the broadcaster's management structures that is designed to free up tens of millions of dollars to invest in programming.
Ken Boston has blasted both sides of politics in a scathing speech.
Bulent Hass Dellal will resist calls for a merger with the ABC.
The politically-sensitive issue of school funding has been discussed repeatedly in cabinet over recent months.