Speaker Peter Slipper and his former staffer James Ashby have been ordered to attend mediation by a Federal Court judge.
Federal Labor has drawn the coalition's ire by saying Alan Jones' offensive comments reflect an environment created by the opposition.
Facebook is yet to comply with a Victoria Police request to remove sites inciting hatred and violence in response to the death of Jill Meagher.
The family of Irish-born ABC radio employee Jill Meagher say they can't describe their devastation as a man stands accused of her rape and murder.
The Macquarie Bank and the Bank of Queensland have denied they were "knowingly concerned in the operation" of Storm Fiancial's unregistered scheme.
Many of the asylum seekers transferred to Nauru are shocked to find themselves there, the Salvation Army says.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham says no-one can blame the Gillard government for engaging in a turkey shoot about Tony Abbott's past.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has stepped onto the world stage in her last opportunity to rally support for Australia's UN Security Council bid.
Greenpeace hopes repairs to the Nisshin Maru, Japan's ageing whaling factory ship, will keep it out of action for the southern whaling season.
Finland's president has asked for support from world leaders in the country's campaign for a United Nations Security Council seat against Australia.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be seeking support for Australia's United Nations Security Council bid from her maiden speech to the General Assembly.
The family of murdered gangland boss Carl Williams are suing the state of Victoria over his bashing death in Barwon Prison in 2010.
Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says anti-China comments from the likes of Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce are sending a mixed message on foreign investment.
Consumer advocacy group Choice has called for reforms to energy networks to reduce electricity costs.
Battling an upset stomach that forced her to withdraw from 3 functions, the first day of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's trip to New York has not gone to plan.
Former Labor frontbencher Robert McClelland is expected to be re-endorsed for his seat of Barton, despite talk of a challenge by ex-NSW premier Morris Iemma.
The government miscalculated asylum-seeker arrivals and costs because it didn't anticipate a parliamentary deadlock, Penny Wong says.
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.
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.