Women are carving out well-paid careers as long-haul truck drivers, writes Julie Power.
Peter Martin Jessica Gardner Mum-and-dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health insurer following the government's decision to dispose of Medibank Private by Christmas.
Michael Bachelard, Indonesia Correspondent 1:46am A people smuggler involved in the deaths of 96 people when a boat sank in 2012 is being financially supported in an Indonesian prison by his former clients.
DEBORAH SNOW 12:15am Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits the Ranger uranium mine.
MICHAEL WEST 12:15am Number one corporate welfare initiative of the week is indubitably the proposal to build a gas pipeline from west to east.
Peter Martin and Jessica Gardner 12:15am Mum and dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health fund following a decision by the government to sell Medibank Private by Christmas.
PETER HANNAM 11:45pm Solar energy installers are expecting a boom then sharp contraction of their businesses as the Abbott government prepares to take an axe to renewable energy support.
David Wroe and Nick O'Malley 5:44pm Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't plan to adopt a broader doctrine of intervening around the world to solve humanitarian crises beyond the current Iraq emergency.
DAVID WROE 5:03pm Pressure is mounting on Tony Abbott to push for a ban on Russia leader Vladimir Putin attending the Brisbane G20 meeting after Moscow caused international outrage by moving troops and tanks into neighbouring Ukraine.
ANNA PATTY 3:18pm Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson admits "we all make mistakes" in life - including a "charity shag" she had with Health Services Union barrister Mark Irving more than 20 years ago.
ERYK BAGSHAW Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky scrum half.
BEN SCHNEIDERS No one has doubted Kathy Jackson’s capacity for histrionics. But Jackson’s ability to grab headlines should not distract from the serious evidence mounting against her that she potentially stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her HSU branch
CRAIG MATHIESON First they took Australia, now they are taking America by storm as The Aston Shuffle hit the fine-line groove with EDM reports Craig Mathieson.
Martin Boulton When you're the drummer in AC/DC's engine room you don't hook up and play with anyone.
Mary Mihelakos VALE JAY CURLEY
ESTHER HAN Already worn out by past Qantas dramas such as the grounding of the fleet in 2011 and squabbles with the government, consumers could not care less about the massive loss.
DAVID ELLERY While much has been made in recent weeks about the use of overseas surrogates by Australian couples wishing to have a family how much worse were things a century ago?
DAVID ELLERY Two of Canberra’s Catholic schools are putting aside traditional sporting rivalry to join forces and cook up a storm.
GEORGE PALATHINGAL The British indie-rap-rock trailblazers return, looking different but sounding as formidable as ever.
ROSS PEAKE The federal government attempted to deflect criticism over a funding cut to the Australian War Memorial's travelling exhibitions by pointing to money promised for a larger exhibition for the Centenary of Anzac.
EMMA PARTRIDGE A Catholic brother and former principal of a prestigious Sydney school has been accused of indecently assaulting underage students.
SALLY PRYOR His light-based installation has become a treasured part of the Canberra landscape, drawing visitors at all times of day to immerse themselves in a perception-bending view of the sky.
PETER HANNAM The NSW government has called for a national ban on the sale and production of shampoos and other products containing microplastics before they inflict worse damage on marine environments.
The 'joint understanding of a code of conduct' asks both nations not to use their intelligence to harm the other's interests.
DAVID WROE Australia's Defence Chief has warned the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated "on the battlefield", as the United States was reportedly preparing to ask Australia for help with air strikes in Iraq.
NBN Co has taken Telstra to the NSW Court of Appeal to fight its $200 million loss against the telecommunications giant. NBN Co said on Wednesday it would appeal a July judgment over the terms of the $11 billion deal that saw Telstra hand over access to its pits and pipes to help build the national broadband network.
Michael Green Joe Caygill and Dave Kerin are the most unlikely of collaborators: one is a conservative-voting small businessman; the other, a Marx-quoting trade unionist.
ESTHER HAN That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel agents.
John Tait Tony Cahill, who has died in Sydney aged 72, is best known as the drummer in two of Australia's legendary bands of the 1960s, the Purple Hearts and the Easybeats.
Reviewed by Penny Webb Melburnian David Rosetzky is a portraitist who holds a mirror up to a narrow demographic of contemporary urbanites.