Nicky Phillips and Lisa Cox 3:00am Global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production surged to a record-breaking 36 billion tonnes of CO2 last year, pushing emissions to their highest level in human history.
Madeleine Heffernan 12:15am A high-profile news TV program is among many shows at risk of not returning due to funding cuts.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS 10:00pm The sentencing of former federal parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper is expected to begin today.
PRIMROSE RIORDAN 10:46pm Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and the President of the Senate Stephen Parry ordered a lock down of the ministerial wing of Parliament House and a ban on unaccompanied passes.
HEATH ASTON 6:36pm Clive Palmer has distanced his party from incendiary statements on the burqa and sharia law by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie.
HEATH ASTON Cracks have emerged in the bipartisan political response to the rising terrorist threat, with concern inside Labor at the extent and practicality of enhanced powers the federal government plans to grant security agencies.
Gareth Hutchens, James Massola 4:26pm Treasurer Joe Hockey says G20 finance ministers are 90 per cent of the way towards meeting a 2 per cent target for additional global growth, with more than 900 policy initiatives agreed to on the weekend that will make the world economy $2 trillion larger over four years.
James Massola, Gareth Hutchens 2:56pm US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has predicted Russian President Vladimir Putin will face an icy reception at the G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane in November if hostilities with neighbouring Ukraine do not ease.
Philip Dorling 3:16pm Australia's peak intelligence agency is stepping up its analysis of terrorist threats including scouring social media to track extremist propaganda and recruitment efforts.
LATIKA BOURKE 2:01pm Treasurer Joe Hockey has played down a report the Government is preparing to abandon key budget cuts to pensions and family benefits.
STEPHANIE WOOD 9:57pm Archbishop Desmond Tutu has slammed Australia for its treatment of Aborigines and supported calls for a truth and justice commission to lay bare the horrors of the past.
James Massola and Gareth Hutchens 3:29pm Treasurer Joe Hockey says G20 Finance Ministers are 90 per cent of the way towards meeting a 2 per cent target for additional global growth, with over 900 policy initiatives that will make the global economy $2 trillion larger over four years agreed to at the summit.
LATIKA BOURKE 2:32pm A top retired army officer has quit working for Defence Minister David Johnston just three weeks after being hired to advise on a major review into the nation's long-term defence policy.
NICK O'MALLEY 3:14pm Pacific island nations that supported Australia's bid for the UN Security Council feel let down by its stance on climate change, says the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands.
LATIKA BOURKE 10:56am Palmer United Senator Jacqui claims Sharia Laws "involves terrorism" and says the burqa is a "national security" risk.
Cameron Atfield, David Wroe, Gareth Hutchens Russian President Vladimir Putin looks destined to be on his way to Brisbane in November after a push to have him banned from the G20 summit was seemingly put to bed in Cairns on Saturday.
JUDITH IRELAND Liberal MP Craig Laundy has had a change of heart when it comes to the same-sex marriage debate, dealing a blow to advocates of marriage equality.
JUDITH IRELAND Julia Gillard says she fed Kevin Rudd "hope" on the night that she deposed him as prime minister in June 2010 and that she "shouldn't have done that".
Michael Koziol, Leila Abdallah A car has been damaged and daubed with offensive comments, threatening letters have been sent and women have been abused in the street.