Mining magnate Clive Palmer has failed to get Queensland government support for his Sunshine Coast casino and hotel development.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the federal election must be called by August 2013 or voters will think the government is "cheating".
A prominent Papua New Guinea politician says he will take legal action to stop Manus Island detention centre being reopened, calling it unlawful.
Julia Gillard was in tears when she called Bruce Wilson to tell him she had been sacked from Slater & Gordon
The government has endorsed an expert panel's recommendations on asylum seeker policy.
Angus Houston's expert panel on asylum seeker policy has recommended offshore processing in Malaysia, Nauru and PNG's Manus Island.
Politicians of all stripes are sticking to their positions ahead of the release of an expert panel's report on asylum-seeker policy.
It was a warm Sunday morning in Fitzroy in late 1992...
Hey Dad! TV star Robert Hughes has been granted bail by a London court while he awaits an extradition hearing on child sex allegations.
Two navy patrol boats have gone to an area northeast of Christmas Island to assist an asylum-seeker vessel carrying 211 people.
The federal parliament should deal with laws to cut green tape and protect whistleblowers in the public service before the end of the year.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has called on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to confirm a NDIS trial in the state.