Whistleblower Ralph Blewitt is safely in the arms of The Australian newspaper while he awaits an assurance of indemnity from prosecution by police.
Australian taxpayers have stumped out almost $70 million over 11 months to shuttle illegal asylum seekers around the country, a TV station says.
HMAS Albany has stopped a vessel carrying 64 asylum seekers and four crew en route to Australia.
Police wanted to prosecute Prime Minister Julia Gillard's former partner over an alleged $400,000 union fraud in the 1990s, it's been reported
Accused smuggling boss Captain Emad has had his visa cancelled and won't be able to return to Australia.
Acting prime minister Wayne Swan says there are 'no significant implications' in a story about Julia Gillard and an Australian Workers Union official.
Federal Workplace Minister Bill Shorten has denied swearing and abusing a Melbourne shopkeeper over remarks about pies and the prime minister.
Slater & Gordon is seeking to activate a guarantee of indemnity
West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan says temporary protection visas for asylum seekers should be reintroduced.
Businesses are still worried about industrial relations laws, which they say are hindering their competitiveness.
Treasurer Wayne Swan should focus on his own record, rather than the records of a US rock singer, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
The ACTU says a review of the Fair Work Act shows there's no need for fundamental policy changes.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says a review of the Fair Work Act shows it is working well, despite it being savaged by industry and business.
Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey has launched into a speech to be given by Treasurer Wayne Swan, calling it ridiculous.