The $160 million of taxpayers' money that paid for the new O-Bahn bus tunnel would have been better spent on other projects to reduce traffic congestion, SA Best leader Nick Xenophon says.
The country's first Iranian-born senator was left with no choice but to sever his four-year Senate tenure after his leader Bill Shorten bluntly told him last week his career was going nowhere, writes political correspondent Louise Yaxley.
An ABC investigation finds women are reporting concerns including chronic pain, serious scarring and depression, believed to be caused by the Implanon hormonal arm implant and Mirena intra-uterine devices.
A draft policy before East Timor's Government would force unmarried women and girls to use only natural methods of contraception, but in a country where teenage pregnancy rates are already up, women's groups are alarmed at the potential impact if the policy is adopted.
Who knows? If you prove yourself in the challenges, you may be recommended for a spot with the agency.
Labor's Sam Dastyari says he will not return to the Senate next year, amid questions over his links to China, saying that leaving is "the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party".