Australian naval vessels will be given greater access to Indonesian waters as part of a collaborative response in dealing with asylum seeker boats in distress.
Wayne Swan has used YouTube and an online forum to air his views on mining magnates and Bruce Springsteen ahead of a speech in Melbourne.
Trade Minister Craig Emerson has criticised the coalition for sending mixed messages to China about Australia's willingness to do business.
Former ABC Collectors presenter Andy Muirhead has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
South Australian Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond says she turned down a tilt at the Senate to lead her party to the next state election.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced that government business QBuild will lose about 200 staff.
A Sydney Islamic school has denied operating for profit after the NSW government ordered it to pay back $9 million in public funds.
The Environmental Defenders Office says it is concerned by the Queensland government's decision to make Heritage Council members reapply for their jobs.
The Queensland government has announced it will get rid of 2000 transport workers in its drive to slash 20,000 workers from the state's payroll.
Queensland's Speaker of the House Fiona Simpson has announced a crackdown on people who want to visit the public gallery.
Acting Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan has defended the process of how the government intends to fund the NDIS.
Queensland's cabinet secretary says the opposition can release cabinet documents that could help the government sue over the health payroll debacle.
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has weighed into an argument between the coalition and Labor over Greens policy costings.
Sanctions without incentives aren't an effective way to change Fiji's behaviour, Trade Minister Craig Emerson says.
Senior Labor figures have dismissed reports that former leader and now ambassador Kim Beazley has talked down the government's election hopes.
Since the start of this year there has been a slowdown in demand for credit by business, a new index has revealed.
Apart from having the sort of head you'd never get tired of kicking, AWU boss Paul Howes' record of protecting workers' interests is abysmal.