The government's childcare assistance package threatens to confuse and intimidate many parents, experts say.
Jessica Irvine Sydney households could be charged an extra $560 a year if electricity networks are successful in their legal bid to charge consumers more.
Noel Towell Unions gearing up for a fight over offer before it has been made.
Noel Towell The spending habits of top public servants are 'flying under the radar'.
Rachel Olding A surfer who punched a great white shark during a frenzied attack on NSW's northern coast had his hand almost severed.
Kate Aubusson A woman has been left with a facial wound after she was allegedly attacked by a man wielding a knife as she waited in her car at a local shopping centre in Sydney's west on Monday evening.
Mark Kenny and Peter Hartcher Victorian Liberal Tony Smith and South Australian Liberal Andrew Southcott have emerged as the most promising chances to fill the void left by disgraced former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop.
Tom Arup The Abbott government should draw up national rules dictating how wind farms are built and operated and punish states that do not accept them, a Senate committee inquiry into wind turbines has urged.
Michael Koziol The internet is an unforgiving beast. It makes fact-checking simple, scrutiny constant and history impossible to erase. In such circumstances words can easily come back to bite you.
Jane Lee National security laws to boost the Abbott government's powers over returning foreign fighters and asylum seekers who arrive by boat, and the controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act are among those that interfere with "traditional freedoms" and should be reviewed, the Australian Law Reform Commission says.