Some of the nation's top business leaders have turned on Prime Minister Tony Abbott declaring leadership instability is harming confidence, as backbenchers urge the cabinet to end the uncertainty.
David Wroe, Ben Grubb, Hannah Francis Phone and internet records for every Australian will be kept for at least two years with Labor expected to back the Abbott government's controversial new 'data retention' laws.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's hectic travel schedule appears to have caught up with - right in the middle of a speech by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Dan Harrison Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Matthew Knott One of the Abbott government's top advisers on vocational education and training has stepped aside following allegations the company he runs employed salespeople who lured vulnerable students into courses with free laptops.
Rachel Browne The headmaster of Knox Grammar School has told a royal commission that it is "unconscionable" anyone at the school would destroy documents relating to child sexual abuse.
Heath Aston, political correspondent A would-be senator who left Australia in January to join the fight against Islamic State has made contact with his family.
Deborah Snow and Sarah Whyte The row between the president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, and the federal government has escalated, with Professor Triggs flatly denying she ever canvassed her possible resignation with other members of the commission.
Primrose Riordan A new report has attacked DPS over its management of $62.8 million worth of contracts, saying the business cases for the majority of them don't show clear value for money.
Jared Lynch and Madeleine Heffernan Former News Corporation chief executive John Hartigan has called for Prime Minister Tony Abbott to step aside in the nation's best interest.