Authorities have intercepted a boat carrying a suspected 52 asylum seekers off the West Australian coast on Thursday.
Retiring MP Harry Jenkins says he resigned as Speaker because he was worried about Labor's numbers, not because he was pushed.
Tasmanian disability advocates have popped champagne on the lawns outside parliament to celebrate the state's NDIS trial.
West Australian premier Colin Barnett says state-owned enterprises are the only Chinese firms large enough to invest in Australia.
Colin Barnett's push to change the GST carve-up is very reasonable, opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey says.
A deal to trial the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW and Victoria is making progress, says Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
ACTU president Ged Kearney has renewed a call for a long-term strategy to keep the car industry afloat in Australia after the loss of another 119 jobs.
The Australian Workers Union will meet with its members to assess the implications of Caltex's decision to close its Kurnell refinery in Sydney's south.
Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says the closure of Caltex's oil refinery in Sydney will not jeopardise energy supplies.
Okay, he isn't the sort of bloke blokes gravitate to. You wouldn't go out on the town with him for a bit of pollinating.
Australia's largest states have not given up on a joint bid to host launch sites for a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Julia Gillard says the federal government has reached an agreement with two states and a territory to launch the national disability insurance scheme.
Pieces of the puzzle slide further into place as the big picture of Government links to union fraud becomes clearer.
The extensive Leveson Inquiry has resulted in the UK Crown Prosecutor outlining multiple charges to be laid against Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says China would benefit from political reforms to match its economic liberalisation.