Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has promised to defend the interests of family farmers against threats from mining companies and supermarket giants, but has risked alienating some rural landowners with an ambitious dam-building program.
The government will reap up to $5.5 billion from the sale of Medibank Private when it lists on November 25, the health insurer's prospectus has shown.
The death of a champion bodybuilder followed hospital treatment that was marred by delays in receiving a vital scan, and the failure of doctors to access treatment notes, a coronial inquest has heard.
The pay packet of Medibank Private boss George Savvides will more than triple overnight on November 25.
Roiling markets have hit super and jeopardised the $4 billion Medibank Private float, but may stop rates rising for at least a year.
The Premier has told the state's councils to put "pride into the back seat" and consider merging with their neighbouring councils for the benefit of their communities.
A man will face court in Sydney following an argument outside an eastern suburbs hotel which allegedly left another man with a broken nose.
Is Groupon Australia acting in the interests of its own body corporate in Australia?
Alanna Maclean finds Free Rain's production of August: Osage County to be a long but satisfying evening.
Labor frontbenchers have attacked Finance Minister Mathias Cormann over his use of the insult "economic girly man" against Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, with one accusing him of "sounding like a dickhead".
Parklands Food Fest will spice up this year's festival with a new theme.