A group of asylum seekers have demanded to be taken to Christmas Island after being rescued by a merchant vessel off the coast of Java.
Four sisters at the centre of an international custody dispute will stay in Australia, under their mother's care, at least until next month.
The images of Julia Gillard's face at her asylum seeker press conference this week spoke a thousand words.
The two jewels in the crown of the communist's mantra are "redistribution of wealth" and "control of the Press".
A survey has revealed international business confidence in Australia is falling and the federal opposition is blaming the carbon tax.
The High Court has ruled in favour of world-first plain packaging laws, meaning all cigarettes will be sold in drab olive-brown packs from December.
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...