Tony Abbott has been given cover to break an election promise not to touch Australia's renewable energy target after his hand-picked review panel recommended the scheme be dramatically cut back.
One of Australia's most prominent business groups, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has stood down its chief economist over allegations he posted wildly offensive comments on his Facebook account, including one referring to Treasurer Joe Hockey as a child as "a fat little bastard".
Tony Abbott has been given cover to break an election promise not to touch Australia’s renewable energy target after his hand-picked review panel recommended the scheme be dramatically cut back.
Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews has retained his tour lead in Spain.
The selected teams for round 23 of the AFL season, including Saturday's all-important Fremantle v Port Adelaide clash.
The cost of solar panels for residences is likely to rise by as much as 50 per cent if the Abbott government takes up the recommendations of its hand-picked panel to wind back the small-scale renewable energy target.
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.
Canberra apprentice jockey Carly Frater has told her trainers she is desperate to continue her career.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has introduced his controversial university reform package to Parliament.
A Queanbeyan City councillor tabled independent legal evidence at Wednesday night’s council that casts doubt over the validity of $3.7million in issued supplementary rates notices.