It's sink or swim time for the Sydney Kings. The purple and gold have six games left and must win all for even a slither of a chance of making the finals.
Allison Worrall Australians should boycott knighthoods and damehoods by refusing to refer to knights and dames by their title, says former Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
Peter Hartcher, James Massola The two leading contenders to replace Tony Abbott as Liberal leader are resisting the efforts of their colleagues to draft them to challenge the Prime Minister.
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Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to radically water down, or dump entirely, his paid parental leave scheme in a bid to shore up support among frustrated backbench MPs.
Jacqueline Maley and James Massola When the Prime Minister stands on the podium at the National Press Club on Monday, he has one chief task: to wrench our gaze forward and make his listeners, from the journalists in the room to the ordinary voters who consume their politics via snippets on the nightly news, focus on the future.
Mark Kenny Paul Keating rose to the most demanding office in the land propelled by a fearsome reputation as the Federal Parliament's most devastating wordsmith and, on occasions, its most soaring orator.
Phil Lutton Barring a stint as a stout-legged, holding midfielder for the Roar, Karmichael Hunt has pretty much seen it all on his Tour De Australian Sport. Even so, this promises for be a season of firsts for rugby union's newest showpiece.
Brad Walter She may only be nine weeks old but Sonny Bill Williams daughter is the reason he is returning to the boxing ring on Saturday night and she will be a driving force in his bid to win back-to-back Rugby World Cup later this year.