Mark Kenny, James Massola 9:34 PM Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years, with slower economic growth and a massive spike in the number of people living to 100, the latest Intergenerational Report shows.
David Wroe, Su-Lin Tan 9:11 PM The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has lodged a formal complaint at the Indonesian embassy about the "general treatment of both Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran".
Dan Harrison 8:37 PM Federal government health spending will more than double in real terms over the next four decades.
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker 8:23 PM Some of corporate Australia's top figures, including former executives from BHP Billiton and Leighton Holdings, are set to be called to a Senate inquiry and grilled about allegations the firms bribed foreign officials.
Dan Harrison 7:16 PM The federal health department has been criticised by the Australian National Audit Office for its administration of a $15 billion agreement with pharmacists.
Sarah Whyte 6:50 PM A small fleet of Vietnamese fishing boats based in Darwin are believed to be replacing the orange lifeboats to tow back asylum seeker boats that make it to Australian waters.
Gareth Hutchens 6:22 PM The 2015 intergenerational report has assumed that average annual labour productivity growth will be 1.5 per cent over the next four decades in Australia.
Peter Martin 6:14 PM The biggest economic challenge facing Australia in 40 years time will be a shortage of workers. The finances aren't nearly as challenging.
Mark Kenny, James Massola 5:59 PM Income tax cuts flagged for 2017 are off the table and are unlikely to be granted for another six years as federal government revenues continue to lag behind their pre-global financial crisis levels.
Heath Aston 5:47 PM "To everyone sitting in this chamber, if you think $20 a week is nothing, or just a pack of cigarettes and or a few beers, you have never lived in the real world."
Matthew Knott 5:38 PM The primary school curriculum will be trimmed down – with four subjects combined into one – and teachers will place more emphasis on phonics when teaching children how to read under a redesign of the national curriculum approved by all state governments.
Jacob Greeber 5:08 PM How Australia will change over the next 40 years
Intergenerational Report: Dole, disability spending to drop regardless of Abbott government spending crackdown
Judith Ireland 4:54 PM Spending on the dole and disability support pension is on track to drop over the next 40 years, even if the government's harsh budget measures like the six-month Newstart wait for under 30s are not implemented, according to Treasury projections.
Latika Bourke 4:46 PM It was a stunning, if not slightly angry backdrop for the solemn, sombre start to the day.
Heath Aston 4:17 PM Senator David Leyonhjelm has become the first Australian politician to break with the bipartisan push for constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians, saying their identification in the nation's foundation document would represent a "perverse sort of racism".
Judith Ireland 4:03 PM Federal and state governments will spend $30 million on a national awareness campaign to stop domestic violence as Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament he will meet with Labor to discuss a bipartisan approach to the issue.
Dan Harrison, Michael Gordon 4:02 PM The Abbott government has proclaimed "a new relationship of engagement" with Indigenous Australia.
Lisa Cox 4:01 PM A breakthrough in the long-running stand-off over Australia's renewable energy target appears closer than ever, with the government and clean energy industry expressing optimism a deal can be done.
Bali nine executions: Julie Bishop offers prisoner swap to spare lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
Latika Bourke 4:00 PM Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised the prospect of a prisoner swap in a last-ditch attempt to spare the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.
John Garnaut and David Wroe 3:07 PM Prime Minister Tony Abbott has risked a dispute with his most experienced official, Dennis Richardson, by undermining decades of work to build a rational and independent system for setting soldier pay.
Phillip Thomson 2:27 PM Retired public servants are much more of a burden on the public purse now than they will be in the coming decades.
Peter Martin, James Massola 2:17 PM Australia would have needed to lift its tax take by almost 50 per cent to meet Labor's long-term spending promises, Thursday's Intergenerational Report will show.
Latika Bourke 12:47 PM The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot continue at its current intensity forever, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned, in an address to Parliament to mark one year since the plane's disappearance.
Heath Aston 2:11 AM A second Westerner has died in battle against Islamic State, just days after Australian Ashley Kent Johnston was killed fighting alongside Kurdish comrades in Syria.
Nassim Khadem 1:58 AM Australian regulators need to consider introducing caps on borrowing to stop house price growth and further risk to the financial system, says the head of the Abbott government's financial systems inquiry David Murray.
Matthew Knott 10:22 PM Jeff Kennett, chairman of the beyondblue depression initiative, has blasted Clive Palmer for saying Tony Abbott should "commit suicide" because of his government's plan to deregulate university fees.