One of Kevin Rudd's key supporters, Joel Fitzgibbon, has talked down the chances of the former prime minister returning to power, while Julia Gillard's backers are fending off troublemakers within the party.
Geelong coach Chris Scott admits there were "differing views" even inside the club about Jimmy Bartel's mid-season trip to the United States
The fate of new laws cracking down on the skilled foreign worker visa scheme will come down to the wire amid doubts the Gillard government will find enough support from the independent MPs for the measures.
Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete with his selection to play against the Lions.
Former federal minister Michael Hodgman, once nicknamed "the mouth from the south" for his outspokenness, has died aged 74.
Benny "Blanco" Alloway will join fellow Australian welterweight Robert Whittaker on the UFC card in Indianapolis in August, taking on another The Ulimate Fighter alumni in Zak Cummings.
Stephen Milne wants to play but St Kilda has decided to pull him out of the game against Melbourne.
Australia must make changes to be competitive at the World Cup.
The High Court has accepted an indigenous woman's argument that alcohol restrictions on a Queensland island targeted indigenous people, but has rejected her bid to have the restrictions removed.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith has given his strongest indication yet that Australia will keep special forces soldiers for counter-terrorism in Afghanistan beyond the general withdrawal at the end of next year.