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.
Gillard's old enemies are singing like canaries. They have seen the whites of her eyes and they are moving in for the kill
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the prime minister's attempt to blame the states for power price rises is 'deceptive'.
This emotive story was covered extensively on my emails, blog and facebook. I had constant and close contact with the father, Tomasso.
The Australian Energy Regulator says its hands are largely tied on power price rise approvals but consumers shouldn't pay too much.
Julia Gillard’s latest makeover appears insufficient to cover her past.
A legal challenge by four Italian-Australian sisters battling to stay in Australia has failed in the High Court.
Labor's primary vote is improving, the latest Newspoll suggests, but the government is still well behind the opposition on a two-party preferred basis.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says a revised draft plan to save the Murray still isn't good enough.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has rejected the need for more media regulation, accusing the federal government of wanting to stifle debate.
The head of Victoria's peak horse racing body says an alleged race-fixing incident being investigated by police is a one-off.