The Abbott government is looking for fresh ideas to tackle the gender gap in Australian offices, asking the University of Melbourne to devise a Workplace Gender Equality Strategy.
Peter Martin Australia's largest business organisation has called for the government to open up the negotiation of trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Michael Gordon Australian of the Year Rosie Batty is poised to back a call by Labor leader Bill Shorten for a national crisis summit on violence against women to be convened as a matter of urgency.
David Wroe An extra 300 Australian troops are being sent to train Iraqis in the fight against the Islamic State terror group, with Tony Abbott refusing to rule out boosting the deployment further.
Matthew Knott Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared his "ticker is in very good shape" when asked if he has the courage to challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the Liberal Party leadership.
Matthew Knott, Lucy Battersby Cabinet has approved a proposal by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to introduce a two-tiered pricing scheme for letter deliveries that is expected to see basic stamp prices increase to $1.
Matthew Knott The Abbott government is trying to strike a last-minute compromise deal with Senate crossbenchers on university fee deregulation by proposing the equivalent of a mining "super profits tax" for universities that increase their fees over current levels.
Heath Aston The mother of the first Australian to die in battle against Islamic State has spoken of her heartbreak in discovering her son was fighting for the Kurds in Syria at the same time as receiving the devastating news he had been killed on the frontline.
Matthew Knott New restrictions at Parliament House that are designed to improve security have the potential to impede on the freedom of the press.
Mark Kenny, Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has declared the GP co-payment as "dead, buried, cremated" after it was finally dumped on Tuesday.