The surge in boat arrivals is hampering the government's efforts to resettle refugees from camps around the world, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.
Premier Campbell Newman says Queenslanders are "sick and tired" of the federal government's new taxes and charges.
Police say the man who fatally punched teenager Thomas Kelly appears to have been caught on CCTV attacking another man just minutes before.
The man who fatally bashed a young trainee accountant in Sydney's Kings Cross had assaulted another man just minutes earlier, police say.
The Liberal National Party will be asked to consider 101 resolutions at its annual convention, including removing "environmental propaganda" from schools.
Deloittes has joined J P Morgan in casting a shadow over Australia's mining future rendering Swan's surplus a mere mirage. The MRRT and Carbon Tax has plunged a knife in the heart of Australia's economy as China winds back preparing for a possible World-wide recession.