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.
About 50 protesters held banners at Westfield shopping mall in Parramatta accusing Israel of terrorism and genocide, after marching from a nearby square.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s gift of $500m to build 2,000 Islamic “madrassahs” in Indonesia, the World’s largest Islamic nation, may prove to be retrogressive.
BHP has withdrawn a proposed underground coal mine in Queensland from the federal government's environmental assessment process.