Grocon and Planning Minister Richard Wynne are nearing agreement on a controversial apartment tower plan at 85 Spring Street - but Melbourne City Council has opposed the project at the last minute.
JAMES MASSOLA and JUDITH IRELAND TONY Abbott's sister, Christine Forster, has directly challenged the Prime Minister to allow his MPs a free vote on a cross-party same-sex marriage bill, as Liberal Party divisions erupt and the government's leader in the Senate, Eric Abetz, warns ministers who wanted to vote for the legislation to quit the frontbench.
Jane Lee Instead of asking how long it will take for gay marriage to become legal, perhaps it is better to ask: what are the chances the Prime Minister will change his mind to allow a free vote on the bill?
Matthew Knott In an industry dominated by attention seekers, this man exerts his influence off camera, in the shadows
Amy Corderoy and Harriet Alexander Tens of thousands of worried patients of a Sydney dental clinic that could have infected them with HIV or hepatitis are waiting in fear to find out if they are in danger.
Kate Aubusson and Stephanie Wood The 32-year-old bodyboarder who was attacked by a great white shark on NSW's north coast is undergoing surgery after being mauled on both legs on Thursday morning.
James Massola and Judith Ireland Tony Abbott's sister, Christine Forster, has directly challenged the Prime Minister to allow his MPs a free vote on a cross-party same-sex marriage bill, as Liberal Party divisions erupt and the government's leader in the Senate, Eric Abetz, warns ministers who wanted to vote for the legislation to quit the frontbench.
James Robertson and Eryk Bagshaw The Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has been forced to resign after a Sydney University investigation uncovered the misuse of thousands of dollars on his corporate credit card
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies The Indonesian government has denied suggestions by former foreign minister Marty Natalegawa that Australia's relationship with Indonesia is at its lowest point.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent Former prime minister John Howard has moved to defuse the controversy over top bureaucrat Michael Thawley's dismissal of China's global leadership qualities, saying the official has played a key role in developing Australia's relationship with Beijing.