An Italian backpacker has described how she nearly hitched a ride with alleged killer Pande Veleski just hours before he allegedly stabbed a tourist to death at an isolated road stop in the Northern Territory.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Australian diplomats are expected to lose some of their generous taxpayer-funded allowances under a review ordered by Julie Bishop.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Stalin, Churchill, Cicero, Harry Potter, Tintin and Awesome Man are on the reading lists of our federal politicians this summer – if they can find time between bingeing on The Crown, House of Cards and Shameless.
Adam Gartrell The Turnbull government's $200m innovation fund is finally up and running.
Andrew Brown ACT's four federal politicians have charged for $1600 flights to Sydney, thousands on flags and even car washing.
Amy Remeikis Brian Burston was there when it all went wrong for Hanson and One Nation twenty years ago.
Inga Ting Northern Territory police are searching for a man believed to have left an outback rest stop about 10 minutes before a French tourist was stabbed to death in front of his terrified wife.
Matthew Knott There is no compelling case to cut funding to "over-funded" private schools and redistribute the money to disadvantaged schools, Labor education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says.
Matthew Knott George Christensen said his favourite response was from comedian Magda Szubanski.
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