On the anniversary of the executions of the Bali Nine, family's grief is compounded
Peter Martin The Productivity Commission has recommended the free import of books, the free use of copyrighted material and much tighter restrictions on the granting and use of patents, under sweeping reforms it says could save consumers up to $1 billion per a year.
Daniel Flitton Australia pledged an extra $450 million in sweeteners to Papua New Guinea to settle refugees – but most of the money is yet to be spent and could evaporate with the closure of the Manus Island detention centre.
Richard Willingham Live online betting during sports will remain illegal and loopholes being exploited by bookmakers will be closed, the Turnbull government has said, in a blow to bookmakers and major sports.
Noel Towell No more public service "jobs for life" under new blueprint for reform.
James Massola, Peter Martin Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will scrap what he calls blank cheques for state and local government infrastructure projects and announce a ramp-up of debt to fund major projects on the condition state and local authorities can rigorously demonstrate their economic benefits.
Nicole Hasham The Australian government may share liability for more than $1 billion in compensation claims by people illegally detained at the Manus Island detention centre, as it scrambles to prevent the collapse of a key plank in its offshore detention policy.
James Massola Tony Abbott appears to have put his leadership ambitions on the political backburner, with the former prime minister declaring he doesn't expect the Liberal Party return to the Abbott era.
Kate Aubusson Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has ruled out sending people illegally detained at Manus Island detention centre to Christmas Island, leaving resettlement on Nauru one of few options left to the government.
Chris Johnson That the Japanese are not at all pleased over losing the $50 billion contract for Australia's new submarine fleet is a given.