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How closely do the Coalition's policy objectives align with Andrew Bolt's? We take a look at five of the biggest talking points: http://ow.ly/xyBXL

The top 5% of taxpayers will enjoy tens of billions in superannuation tax concessions in coming years—and the cost is growing rapidly. http://ow.ly/xpHHE

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: investigators say jet was hijacked

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to hold a press conference at 4.30pm AEDT.<p>The Boeing 777's communication with the ground was severed …

"A First World navy encountering civilians in wooden boats is now called 'the battle space'". Bernard Keane takes a closer look at the policies Naval personnel must follow if they come across an asylum seeker boat. http://ow.ly/ui0gU

Scott Morrison's attempt to use the death of an asylum seeker as an opportunity to prove a political point has backfired, as the facts of what happened on Manus Island come to light. We mustn't let him brush this under the carpet, writes Bernard Keane. http://ow.ly/tUYtV

The ABC is being really mean to Tony Abbott and his mates. Why does the national broadcaster keep picking on good, patriotic Australians? First Dog On The Moon investigates. http://ow.ly/tEjfK

Qantas pleads for help, but admits no responsibility for crisis - Plane Talking

<b>Commentary</b><p>While there are no leaks as yet as to what Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce told private meetings with Government in Canberra last night, his …

Love can appear in many forms. Thanks to ABC Open photography contributor kanyacope for this photo of rainbow lorikeets sharing the love. See more heartfelt moments captured here: http://ab.co/1flmnVa

Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof

United States whistleblower Edward Snowden had placed the lives of Australians at risk, according to Australian Attorney-General George Brandis, who …

The speech Matt Damon never got to give at the World Economic Forum in Davos

ACTOR Matt Damon left VIPs in stitches at the World Economic Forum, where he gave a speech he never thought he'd be able to give.

Will the loss of the car manufacturing industry drive us into recession, like Labor is warning? Myriam Robin and Yolanda Redrup ask the economists for their take on the issue. http://ow.ly/tuISF

Question Time live blog: Federal Parliament resumes

The aftermath of Toyota's decision to stop making cars in Australia dominated Question Time as Federal Parliament resumed in Canberra today.<p>Prime …

Bill Shorten's car subsidy numbers irrelevant, outdated

The recent announcements by Toyota and General Motors Holden that they will stop making cars in Australia in 2017, and Ford's earlier decision to …

'A political organisation that employs journos': how Fox sets the agenda

When American journalist Gabriel Sherman began work on a book chronicling the Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes (pictured), the <i>New York</i> magazine …

How the age of entitlement is being restored for the Liberals' friends

Treasurer Joe Hockey has emerged as the spine of a government that, a little like the Howard government, has arrived in office on the back of …

Australia's waiting room: why they board boats in Indonesia

If you want to meet some future Australians, head to a small town in the hills about three hours drive south of Jakarta. It’s the place where …

Outgoing Governor-General Quentin Bryce hosting dinner for MPs and senators

MPs and senators will be dining with the Governor-General at Government House in Canberra tonight, in what is likely to be one of Quentin Bryce's …

The fiction of excessive wage growth

Trouble is, the ministers don't seem to have looked at the stats lately. As the Reserve Bank summarised the story on Friday: ''Various measures of …