Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has cited the uncertainty about Donald Trump's foreign policy as one reason why Australia needs to bolster its home-grown defence industry.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Local beef producers have won unfettered access to the giant Chinese domestic market for the first time, in a commercial breakthrough that gives Australia a unique level of entree denied to all other countries until now. But the resolution of Australia's beef over beef exports came with a gentle reminder to Canberra, and other regional neighbours, that China will not back down on the South China Sea and regards its outposts in international waters as its sovereign territory.
James Massola, Michael Gordon The Turnbull government has hand-balled responsibility for protecting people facing big pay cuts on Sundays and public holidays to the Fair Work Commission, effectively guaranteeing Labor and the union movement will mount a ferocious industrial relations campaign all the way until the next election.
Michael Gleeson On Monday Collingwood was given an implausible story of a dog and a door knob. ON Friday they were delivered a far more plausible/pallatable Dogs tale, or tail as the case may be.
David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders star hooker Josh Hodgson injured in another heart-breaking loss.
Toby Crockford Residents between Cape Tribulation and St Lawrence warned to prepare for tropical cyclone Debbie to make landfall any time between Sunday and early Tuesday.
Michael Chammas Boom Penrith playmakers Te Maire Martin and Nathan Cleary continued their evolution to lead Penrith to a 40-0 shellacking of the Newcastle Knights on Friday night
Michael Koziol, Political reporter ""Inciting hatred against any part of the Australian community is always dangerous," Malcolm Turnbull said.
James Massola, Chief Political Correspondent A China-Australia extradition treaty 10 years in the making looks set to be killed off in the Senate next week with Labor, the Greens and the crossbench expected to team up to stop ratification.
Tony Moore Motorists stuck in Pacific Motorway traffic will be relieved to learn upgrades to three M1 projects are close to beginning after $500 million for highway projects was promised on Friday night by senior ministers from the Australian and Queensland governments.