Academic Ray Wills has compared the appointment of "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg to head up a new development think tank to putting disgraced former premier Brian Burke in charge of economic policy.
Mark Kenny As thousands of young Australians spend millions in their pilgrimage to Anzac Cove to honour diggers who died 100 years ago, an unknown number of more recent war veterans suffers silently among us, some without even a roof over their heads. And the government cannot say where they are.
Lisa Cox Seismic testing to look for petroleum has begun in protected marine areas off the coast of Western Australia after permits were quietly granted by the Abbott government.
Fergus Hunter Peter Mullaly, 28, describes himself as the "classic example of a younger generation of veterans", struggling with the potentially debilitating effects of military service.
Bianca Hall Lawyers have won an emergency court order allowing them to access a Christmas Island compound that is home to 12 asylum seekers, who the government claims are dangerous.
Gareth Hutchens The unemployment rate in regional Australia has risen to 7.3 per cent, a 12-year high, as job demand shifts increasingly to major cities with the winding down of the mining construction boom.
Matthew Knott One of Australia's premiere pieces of scientific infrastructure, the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne's south-east, is set to be given a lifeline under a new funding deal to be announced within weeks by the federal and Victorian governments.
Tom Arup and Lisa Cox Projects to cut greenhouse gas emissions will receive $660 million in taxpayer dollars under the first auctions of the Abbott government's direct action climate plan.
Heath Aston Asylum seekers who were returned to Vietnam by the Australian Navy last week are believed to be being interrogated at a police-run detention centre in a coastal province north of Ho Chi Minh City.
Gareth Hutchens Australians' living standards face the greatest threat in a generation, with no signs of strong wage growth, longer unpaid commuting times and a rise in workforce casualisation putting more pressure on middle- and lower-income households than they have faced in 20 years.