Financial market analysts believe the economy went backwards immediately after the July election, ending 5 years of continuous growth and calling into question the government's repeated promise to "deliver jobs and growth".
Michael Gordon "This is business as usual," Malcolm Turnbull declared this morning, as he defended the decision to release a set of broad terms of reference for a climate change policy review that has been Coalition policy for years.
Deborah Snow Natasha Stott Despoja says her three years as Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls have been confronting at time, showing her the best and worst of humanity
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Embattled One Nation senator Rod Culleton has given the strongest indication yet he will quit Pauline Hanson's One Nation party if he survives a High Court challenge to his eligibility to serve in Parliament.
Matthew Knott "We already have an MD trying to drive change and further uncertainty won't help."
Adam Morton While Coalition backbenchers argue against the government even considering a climate change policy that the energy industry says it needs, a new study is projecting a rapidly growing mass electricity generator for Australia in the decades ahead: the public.
Tom McIlroy, Fergus Hunter, Georgia Wilkins The Turnbull government is backing away from its plans for a new tribunal to deal with complaints against the big banks.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Since leaving the top job at David Jones two years ago, Paul Zahra has had a lot more time to work on his passions. Now he needs something else: money.
Peter Martin The RBA kept its cash rate on hold in the lead-up to Christmas, playing down concerns over sliding business investment and a likely collapse in economic growth to keep the rate at 1.5 per cent.
Heath Aston Groups representing trainers, jockeys and breeders are calling for federal government oversight of the multi-billion-dollar racing industry as tensions in the sector flare at an 11th-hour move to reinstall retiring NSW racing kingmaker John Messara on the board of the national regulator, Racing Australia.