Private-sector wage growth has slid to record low of just 1.8 per cent, throwing into doubt budget projections and confounding the Reserve Bank, which would prefer not to have to cut interest rates again and run the risk of reigniting house prices.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Labor will not take a "Buffett rule" that cracks down on wealthy tax avoiders to the next election.
Eryk Bagshaw "A simple alteration could deny a claimant millions of dollars and save the company in the process"
Sean Nicholls The controversial former Labor MP is eyeing a bid for preselection in the seat of Gosford.
Rachel Olding A group of former members of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, who staged an extraordinary coup last week, have opened a new bank account and are collecting and spending halal certification fees.
Deborah Snow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emphasised the need for Israel to retain "security control" over any future Palestinian state, and praised Australia as a "clear-eyed" nation "willing to puncture United Nations hypocrisy".
Lisa Visentin Once home to Redfern's Aboriginal community, The Block will be transformed primarily into student accommodation, under new plans lodged by the Aboriginal Housing Corporation for the area's redevelopment.
Adam Gartrell, political correspondent Australian forces are playing a key role in the escalating battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Georgina Mitchell Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" plans for recognising a Palestinian state, causing "enduring frustration" for diplomats.
Melanie Kembrey Ola Haydar remembers screaming and screaming for help.