Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has reiterated his support for the introduction of four-year, fixed parliamentary terms following the preparation of legislation to bring about the constitutional change.
Chris Johnston, Cameron Houston, Chloe Booker The small aircraft carrying four wealthy American passengers to King Island to play golf was on runway 17 at Essendon Airport. It was two minutes before 9am.
Rachel Olding A major Islamic organisation thrown into turmoil by an internal coup has been stacked with new executives that include two sacked school leaders and a halal certifier suing anti-Islam campaigner Kirralie Smith.
Michael Gordon Australians overwhelmingly believe keeping asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru indefinitely is cruel, but are evenly split on whether they should be resettled in Australia, a survey has found.
Tony Wright Major air disasters are rare in Australia, but it wasn't always so.
Rachel Browne The Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen has told a royal commission he suffered sexual abuse by a member of the clergy after arriving as a refugee.
Damien Murphy Essendon, July 10, 1978: Catastrophe and comfort, the warmth of the burning plane and the blazing house somehow made a haunting contrast that cold winter's evening.
Andrew Taylor Secrecy surrounds the NSW government's controversial plan to move the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta, which could cost up to $2 billion.
Peter Hannam Environmental groups want more time to consider the impacts of Santos' Narrabri CSG project that will include as many as 850 wells, producing more than 100 tonnes of waste salt alone per day.
Mark Kenny chief political correspondent Downgrading the US alliance would force Australia to fund far more of its own defence spending.