Battling an upset stomach that forced her to withdraw from 3 functions, the first day of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's trip to New York has not gone to plan.
Former Labor frontbencher Robert McClelland is expected to be re-endorsed for his seat of Barton, despite talk of a challenge by ex-NSW premier Morris Iemma.
Restive Nauruan Members of Parliament have secretly been given all expenses paid Australian holidays in order to allay their stated fears of coping with thousands of asylum seekers.
The government miscalculated asylum-seeker arrivals and costs because it didn't anticipate a parliamentary deadlock, Penny Wong says.
The Gillard Government’s preoccupation with a two-year stint on the UN Security Council has cost Australia a great deal already.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has arrived in New York, where she will lobby world leaders to support Australia's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
A common explanation is that a bloke over 30 and still single is either a serial mummy’s boy, he is gay or a social misfit... all ‘no-go’ areas for the nubile, hot-blooded woman. But surely there must be more to it than that!
Treasurer Wayne Swan is encouraged by independent assessments of Australia's strong economic fundamentals.
An argument that erupted in Melbourne was a rare event as police reported few incidents following last weekend's violence in Sydney.
The Australian Navy has been transferring asylum seekers onto a merchant boat that will transport them to Christmas Island, AMSA says.
The irrational behaviour of the US Tea Party movement could spark a deep American recession, Trade Minister Craig Emerson says.
The former leader of the SA Labor Government in the Upper House appeared in court on child porn charges this week. Magistrate Simon Smart will decide on Monday if he has a case to answer on a string of charges.
Australia has temporarily closed its Islamabad high commission as Pakistan heads into a public holiday expected to bring out protesters.
Ms Gillard’s head is not in the same ballpark as the Islamic game. She should have rented out the Blue Room and summoned all of Australia’s Islamic leaders to attend.
The Coalition has accused the Gillard Government of misusing public servants for political point-scoring and say the public service should be independent.
Israeli Defence Force reservists were this week drafted without notice.