Westpac has ended its relationship with external auditor PwC as the under-fire firm continues to face setbacks after a leaking scandal.
Home Affairs boss Mike Pezzullo has faced scathing criticism after suggesting the government should be able to censor stories that affect national security.
A Liberal senator says it's unlikely Mike Pezzullo will return as Home Affairs secretary after standing aside, amid the controversy over leaked text messages.
Anthony Albanese won't say whether the Home Affairs secretary is likely to survive an inquiry into leaked text messages exposing his involvement with politics.
Hundreds of encrypted text messages exchanged between the Home Affairs secretary and a Liberal Party powerbroker have left integrity experts deeply concerned.
A managing scientist stood aside from duties at Queensland's troubled DNA lab says she was shocked when given five minutes' notice to leave.