CHRIS VEDELAGO 8:09am Mr Palmer's legal counsel argued the existence of the legal proceeding should be suppressed from the public.
BEN SCHNEIDERS 12:15am Labor and the unions should embrace Tony Abbott’s generous ‘‘Scandinavian’’ paid parental leave scheme, a new book says.
ADAM MORTON 9:15am Australia again changed the settings on its humanitarian refugee intake last week, cutting out people who claim asylum via Indonesia. What will this mean? Adam Morton explains.
Heath Aston, Latika Bourke 12:15am He won't get consular assistance from Australia, but Richard Di Natale leaves for Liberia on Saturday.
JAMES ROBERTSON 12:00am Victorian Liberal MP Sharman Stone says, "It's just Australia catching up."
LATIKA BOURKE 11:44am Though short of sleep, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop keeps calm and focused while representing her country abroad.
1:58pm A new-look Jacqui Lambie with a fresh approach to politics will return to Canberra after emerging from a weekend getaway in the Tasmanian wilderness with her mum.
LATIKA BOURKE Foreign minister Julie Bishop has expressed concern about the Ebola virus outbreak at a UN Security Council meeting she chaired on the disease.
Judith Ireland and Rick Feneley ABC managing director Mark Scott will announce on Monday cuts to the service that the ABC provides in response to the $254 million budget cuts announced by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
JOHN GARNAUT Monday's trade deal reflects a `commitment from the president' to kick-start a new round of trade liberalisation.
JUDITH IRELAND Brisbane's G20 Summit was Australia's chance to assert itself as a global player. Judith Ireland assesses its success.
DAN HARRISON Eminent Aboriginal elder Patrick Dodson has lashed the Abbott government's decision to cease funding for essential services in remote communities, a move that has contributed to one state government proposing to close 150 communities.
MICHAEL KOZIOL The United Nations believes Australia will fail to meet its 2020 emissions target and has blamed the Abbott government's decision to replace carbon-pricing with a "Direct Action" scheme.
Latika Bourke and Peter Hannam Julie Bishop has rejected Barack Obama's assertion that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat from climate change in a further sign of the Australian Government's displeasure with the US President's climate change speech, which overshadowed the G20 in Brisbane.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI Up to 200 people rally at South Bank to defend their favourite Aunty.
ADAM COOPER The management of the Maribyrnong detention centre in suburban was unaware a man who took his own life had made a suicide attempt seven weeks earlier, a coroner has been told.
David Wroe and Sarah Whyte The ABC's newsrooms are bracing for job losses as the national broadcaster's board prepares to spend the weekend finding savings that are tipped to include 400 redundancies across the organisation.
ROSE POWELL One might assume the freshly announced multimillion dollar budget reductions to our government-funded national broadcasters would render Tony Abbott's pre-election promise of "no cuts to the ABC or SBS" utterly broken. But apparently not.
PETER HANNAM Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef will be “slaughtered” this century as seas warm and become more acidic, dismissing comments by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that the reef was not at risk.
LATIKA BOURKE Britain, Canada and the Netherlands are using Australia's process for getting troops into Iraq as a template to authorise their own deployments.