Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen's claim she was "joking" in a secretly recorded conversation that sparked a corruption investigation has been contradicted by audio played to a parliamentary inquiry in a confidential session, according to multiple sources.
Judith Ireland The Senate's community affairs committee is not usually one associated with fireworks.
Heath Aston The Coalition's $1 billion work for the dole scheme has improved the probability that an unemployed person will find a job by just two percentage points, a government-commissioned review has found.
Sean Nicholls The answer to this tantalising question could determine the future of two of NSW's most powerful legal figures.
David Wroe Several Australian Federal Police officers have contracted Zika virus – the subject of a global health emergency – while on deployment overseas, including in the Solomon Islands to Australia's north.
Rachel Browne A training manual for new Catholic bishops has advised that they are "not necessarily" required to report suspected clerical child abuse to the police.
Leesha McKenny A victim of an alleged one-punch attack has blasted Premier Mike Baird over Sydney's controversial lock out laws.
Christopher Knaus ACT college student who allegedly had sex with a minor is committed to stand trial.
Louise Hall The teenage wife of Sydney terror suspect Sameh Bayda is a supporter of the extremist group Islamic State and may be willing to assist in carrying out terrorist offences, a court has heard.