Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will "absolutely" lead the government to the next election and has described the strong performances of potential leadership rivals Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull's as the result of their "good Captain".
Adam Cooper, Nick Toscano A third man charged with the murder of a man, whose body was found dumped near a beach track, has appeared briefly in court.
Kate Hagan Victoria's chief health officer Rosemary Lester will retire at the end of February after three years in the role.
Four of Australia's most renowned scientists - Nobel Prize winners Elizabeth Blackburn, Brian Schmidt, Peter Doherty and Barry Marshall - spoke to The Australian Financial Review about their fears and concerns for Australian science.
Mark Russell Two men found guilty of ambushing and killing a drug dealer in the dead of night on a bridge near the Victoria-South Australia border have told police where they dumped his body, a court has heard.
It will be a surfer's paradise along the NSW coast today, as swells of up to 3.5 metres arrive off the coast of Sydney.
Noel Towell 2000 department officials asked to take an effective pay cut, unions says.
Deborah Snow Strategies for social harmony with Islamist groups are complex and may require more than a year's worth of program funding.
Adam Holmes A worker was pushed to say she had been kidnapped and forced to work against her will by her employer in an attempt to avoid back paying her $5000.
Tom Cowie A group of clock enthusiasts comes forward to claim responsibility for reviving the famous landmark.