Senior executives of Australia's largest banks have urged senators to consider major changes to a proposed $6.2 billion levy before it becomes law, while the Macquarie Bank has asked to be excluded altogether.
Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his Government's support behind Australia's bid to host football's 2023 Women's World Cup, saying it would be a boon for women's sport.
Malcolm Turnbull has questioned how a terrorist who killed one man and injured three police while holding a woman hostage was out on parole.
Bill Shorten says Labor will support a Medicare levy increase only for those earning more than $87,000 and will fight to retain a budget deficit levy - a move which would create a top tax rate of 49.5 per cent.
Australia's foreign minister believes the United States will find "new and creative" ways to deal with North Korea as a tough-talking Donald Trump warns Kim Jong Un has "gotta behave".
State and territory governments have been accused of total failure in the fight for clean air after many of Australia's largest polluters reported emissions hikes.