Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years, with slower economic growth and a massive spike in the number of people living to 100, the latest Intergenerational Report shows.
David Wroe, Su-Lin Tan The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has lodged a formal complaint at the Indonesian embassy about the "general treatment of both Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran".
Jacob Saulwick The Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, says the Baird government has no plans beyond what it has already announced to privatise transport services if reelected this month.
James Robertson Labor has accused the Baird government of fudging its figures on police numbers as it increases its campaign focus on law-and-order issues.
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Some of corporate Australia's top figures, including former executives from BHP Billiton and Leighton Holdings, are set to be called to a Senate inquiry and grilled about allegations the firms bribed foreign officials.
Anna Patty The NSW government pulled out of a state election forum on alcohol policy raising concerns about its continued commitment to the battle against alcohol-fuelled violence.
Heath Aston "To everyone sitting in this chamber, if you think $20 a week is nothing, or just a pack of cigarettes and or a few beers, you have never lived in the real world."
Mark Kenny, James Massola Income tax cuts flagged for 2017 are off the table and are unlikely to be granted for another six years as federal government revenues continue to lag behind their pre-global financial crisis levels.
Dan Harrison Federal government health spending will more than double in real terms over the next four decades.
David Wroe Diplomatic spats between Jakarta and Canberra have become familiar episodes, often provoking by-the-numbers responses.