Private-sector wage growth has slid to record low of just 1.8 per cent, throwing into doubt budget projections and confounding the Reserve Bank, which would prefer not to have to cut interest rates again and run the risk of reigniting house prices.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Coalition frontbenchers have refused to join Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in linking the contentious US refugee deal with Australia's decision to accept refugees from Central America.
Deborah Snow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emphasised the need for Israel to retain "security control" over any future Palestinian state, and praised Australia as a "clear-eyed" nation "willing to puncture United Nations hypocrisy".
Heath Aston, political correspondent Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Labor will not take a "Buffett rule" that cracks down on wealthy tax avoiders to the next election.
Michael Koziol, political reporter "If cane doesn't do well, the town doesn't do well. There's no rocket science in that," says sugarcane grower Paula Langdon.
Eryk Bagshaw "A simple alteration could deny a claimant millions of dollars and save the company in the process"
Julie Power The federal government is about to declare war on feral cats – and wants to use community groups in the battle.
Michael Koziol Quid-pro-quo arrangement to take Central American refugees won't start until transfers begin from Manus Island and Nauru.
Tony Wright Major air disasters are rare in Australia, but it wasn't always so.
Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent The controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Australia has intensified.