DEBORAH SNOW 12:15am Opponents fear the Medibank Private sale will put profits before patients.
Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter Andy Zhang's arm is cased in skin-coloured bandages that mask the reality of the mangled flesh beneath.
JAMES MASSOLA 12:15am Bill Shorten will reach out to the Christian Lobby in a speech in Canberra on Saturday, but the Opposition Leader will directly confront the group by declaring support for same-sex marriage.
JAMES MASSOLA Australian federal police are working with their Dutch, Belgian, Malaysian and Ukrainian counterparts to get to the bottom of the MH17 disaster and are expected to report back in the first half of next year.
JAMES MASSOLA 11:45pm Prime Minister Tony Abbot has issued a call to arms to state premiers to participate in a grown-up debate about reforming the Federation, the funding of health systems and the tax system in a Sir Henry Parkes commemorative address to be delivered on Saturday.
DAVID WROE 11:45pm The federal government needs to do more to explain to the Australian people why the sweeping new counterterrorism measures it wants to turn into law next week are necessary, Labor says.
JAMES MASSOLA 6:18pm Motoring Enthusiast Senator Ricky Muir has lost his second chief of staff in three months after Sarah Mennie quit on Friday.
Matthew Knott, Latika Bourke, Lisa Visentin 6:00pm The peak medical body has accused the Abbott government of acting too slowly to tackle the Ebola crisis because of concerns about the political consequences of an Australian health worker being infected with the disease.
MATTHEW KNOTT 5:38pm Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie says she rejected overtures from the Abbott government to strike a special deal for her home state in exchange for support for university fee deregulation.
LATIKA BOURKE 3:38pm A state memorial service will be held for the late Labor prime minister Gough Whitlam in Sydney on Wednesday November 5.
Industry warns NSW could lose 10 wind farms, $2.5 billion under Tony Abbott's plan to cut clean energy
PETER HANNAM 3:00pm Confusion over Canberra’s plans to cut the Renewable Energy Target (RET) will cost NSW at least $2.5 billion in investment by 2020 and mean the state will fall short of the Baird government’s own target for clean energy, industry groups say.
PETER HANNAM 5:12pm Confused by the jargon about gigawatts and "real 20 per cent"? Here are some basics in the debate over the Renewable Energy Target.
LATIKA BOURKE 11:17am The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is a new potential terror target in the wake of the Ottawa shooting, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
JAMES MASSOLA 12:11pm Tourism Australia knew Tourism Minister Andrew Robb and his family owned the Boathouse Palm Beach restaurant before it launched a taxpayer-funded campaign that featured the establishment as part of a $40 million marketing push.
LATIKA BOURKE 11:23am Young climate activists have been accused of comparing coal miners to paedophiles in a poster that has since been taken down from the internet after a social media backlash.
'I want her to be PM for 10 years': Christopher Pyne slips up while playing down Julie Bishop as potential leader
LATIKA BOURKE Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne has tried to hose down praise of his colleague Julie Bishop as a potential Liberal party leader but accidentally bungled his defence of Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the process.
DAN HARRISON The Abbott government appears to be moving closer to deploying Australian personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola virus.
MATTHEW KNOTT The Abbott government is offering to ditch or delay the most controversial elements of its sweeping higher education reforms to secure a deal with the Senate cross-benchers to allow universities to set their own fees.
JUDITH IRELAND The federal government is in talks with banks about a controversial proposal to issue welfare recipients with a card that would ensure they used their benefits for things like food and clothing and ban spending on gambling and alcohol.
Peter Hannam, Mark Kenny NSW stands to lose as much as $2.5 billion in investment in 10 approved wind farms that won't proceed if the federal government achieves its goal of slashing the renewable energy target, an industry group said.