Greg Rudd will stand as an independent Senate candidate for Queensland at the next federal poll which is due by late 2013.
Gillard government whip Joel Fitzgibbon has again fuelled Labor leadership speculation by pointedly noting that populism matters in politics.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says Sydney Water workers who take further industrial action could find their jobs outsourced to the private sector.
Indonesia may boost naval patrols in the Sunda Strait as part of a collaborative effort to stem the flow of asylum seekers to Christmas Island.
The WA government and Prime Minister Julia Gillard have traded blows about how electricity price rises have been explained to consumers.
The coalition is partly to blame for the Greens' influence on federal politics, the Australian Christian Lobby says.
The 2013 federal election will trial the electronic checking of voter enrolment, a parliamentary committee has heard.
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Queensland public servants demanding Premier Campbell Newman stop cutting jobs have rallied in their largest numbers yet.
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.