Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been given a much needed boost by a Fairfax-Ipsos poll which shows the coalition almost neck-and-neck with Labor.
Credit card companies are in the sights of lawyers who believe their $30 late fee penalties are unlawful.
A thunderstorm has forced the closure of a Sydney music festival and cleared several beaches.
Tests have confirmed two young Melbourne girls have been cleared of having Ebola after returning from Guinea.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to dump the unpopular Medicare co-payment when parliament resumes.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the intergenerational report will show the government has made a strong start sorting out the budget.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down talk of another leadership spill.

Man shot dead by NSW police

A man has died from a gunshot wound to the chest after being fired at by NSW police who were responding to an apparent domestic incident.
Assistant treasurer Josh Frydenberg is standing by the government's decision not to hold a royal commission into financial advisers.
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are trialling a new method of tracking aircraft in the wake of the MH370 disaster.
Defeating Islamic State is a long-term objective, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.
Talk of another leadership spill has been downplayed as "rubbish" by the prime minister.
The author of the McClure review of the welfare system is confident change will happen because the system now is too complex.
When Elle Macpherson graced the covers of Sports Illustrated the Australian stock market soared, a trend followed by other models and global markets.
A custom ivory dress covered in 6000 pearls worn by Lupita Nyong'o to this year's Academy Awards has reportedly been found after being stolen.

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