IAN COBAIN Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British Empire were destroyed.
John Cantwell Withdrawal heralds fresh dangers in Afghanistan
PHILLIP COOREY Prime Minister Julia Gillard says a budget surplus will free the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates.
DYLAN WELCH Australia could be left without a single military submarine at a crucial time.
BEN BUTLER The billionaire Solomon Lew has lashed media reports of a multimillion-dollar family legal stoush, telling a court they are ”vindictive”, and ”motivated by some personal animus”.
NICK O’MALLEY The official motto of the US Secret Service is ”Worthy of trust and confidence”. After a party involving government employees and prostitutes, its unofficial slogan is now better known.
A US newspaper has posted previously unseen photos showing US soldiers posing with the mangled remains of suspected Afghan suicide bombers.
Federal Opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey says a future Coalition government would review the whole range of welfare payments.
NATO’s chief says Australia’s decision to bring troops home from Afghanistan early is part of the war strategy and won’t prompt other nations to rush out.
Bank of Queensland has announced a loss for the first half of the financial year due to a sharp rise in bad loans.