The Australian government’s attempts to protect international relations by suppressing details of a sensitive court case in Victoria appeared to have backfired, prompting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to demand an explanation.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's claim that children in detention received daily care was not true and he needed to be "better advised", the Australian Human Rights Commission president says.
Federal government is expected to ditch one of its most controversial budget measures - the plan to apply real interest rate to student debts - following advice from the architect of the HECS repayment scheme.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has lashed out at what he says are "crass political" attacks on his prized $5.5 billion paid parental leave policy and vowed to proceed with the scheme declaring he does not break his promises.
The home branch of key crossbench senator Ricky Muir’s party has voted to disband itself and revoke the senator’s membership, in protest at the treatment of grassroots members by the senator and senior officials.
New Zealand is taking the lead from Australia against Antarctic whaling, with a plan that could prevent the Japanese hunt from being renewed in late 2015.
Jihadists returning from fighting alongside terrorists overseas are committed to trying to strike on home soil and Attorney-General George Brandis says its ''delusional'' to think otherwise.
The Coalition appears likely to reject a radical proposal that would control how all Australians who receive a working age welfare payment spend their benefits.
Clive Palmer should respect the government's mandate and pass the budget, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, rejecting the crossbencher's call for a double dissolution election.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says film and music companies, not internet users, should foot the bill for any scheme cracking down on online piracy.
LOCAL surfing star Sally Fitzgibbons, 2011 US Open Champion and current World No. 2, continued her successful run ...