The Turnbull government has developed detailed plans to manage the return of as many as 70 children of Australian foreign fighters who may come home from the Middle East.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Australia will fall dramatically short of its Paris carbon reduction targets signed under Tony Abbott, unless it vastly increases its renewable energy usage to levels even higher than Labor's plan for 50 per cent renewables by 2030. The first assessment by the Australia Institute's Climate and Energy Program has found that unless the government wants to place a higher burden on other sectors of the economy - in particular, agriculture, transport and industrial manufacturing - then the electricity sector will need a renewable energy target of at least 66 per cent by 2030, and as high as 75 per cent. Assuming the government were to favour the least-cost option, that calls for a reduction in carbon emissions from energy of 40 to 55 per cent in the next dozen years.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The recent case of a terrorist bomb kit allegedly being airmailed from Turkey to Sydney has prompted a major rethink of border security, a top official has said
Peter Hannam Barely one in five voters surveyed want to see the Liddell power station's life extended, a poll has found.
Fergus Hunter The mayor of the newly formed Inner West council will move to have free weddings for all same-sex couples in the suburbs under his control should gay marriage be legalised later this year.
Fergus Hunter Chinese government will curb supplies of refined petroleum products to the rogue state from October.
Fergus Hunter, Eryk Bagshaw A little-known visa category facing accusations of systematic abuse needs to be urgently safeguarded by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, the Labor Party has said, expressing concern that subclass 400 visas are being used as a "back door" to undermine the government's foreign labour crackdown.
Peter Hannam There's liquid gold in those hills in the form of pumped storage potential - but not necessarily in the Snowy mountains.
Latika Bourke Forecasters are expecting the number of Australian tourists visiting London to increase by 39 per cent by 2025 with initial data suggesting the recent spate of terror attacks will not have any lasting effect in deterring visitors to the city.
Michael Koziol, Immigration correspondent "Politicians don't recognise that the tipping point is on its way - I do," the outspoken MP told a Melbourne book launch.