Scientists are pushing for a relaxation of the laws surrounding gene editing technology to allow experiments to be performed on human embryos.
Adam Gartrell, political correspondent ACTU boss Sally McManus has doubled down on her support for industrial law-breaking, shrugging off the "meltdown" about her earlier comments and strongly backing the militant construction union.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter When former One Nation senator Rod Culleton first confronted the High Court challenge that would end his brief political career, he memorably remarked that constitutional law was "right up my veggie patch".
David Wroe, national security correspondent In her strongest remarks yet on Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the US President is "driving an economic nationalist agenda", indicating his policies are considered an economic threat to Australia.
Esther Han The Berejiklian government has been accused of being "reckless in the extreme" by making a "last-minute" decision in relation to its land titles registry privatisation that Labor claims could potentially cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
James Robertson The state's growing tourism industry faces a major shortfall of labour amounting to 10,000 jobs within three years, a new report into the health of the state's visitor economy has warned.
Peter Hannam The storm hammered a region of Great Barrier Reef that had escaped the worst of recent coral bleaching.
Stephanie Gardiner With a Louis Vuitton bag slung over her arm, and wearing Chanel shoes, a woman has appeared in court accused of funnelling $1.3 million from Macquarie Bank accounts to her own.
Noel Towell Public service at risk of making the same old mistakes, says opposition.