Treasurer Joe Hockey says he expects Russia to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November despite concerns over its actions in Ukraine
The photographer of an image shared on social media by Senator Jacqui Lambie as part of an online campaign to "ban the burqa" has accused the Tasmanian Senator of desecrating the image of an Afghanistan police woman who was murdered by the Taliban.
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has declared his party will oppose "everything" in the government's social security budget bills that are due to be debated this week, setting his party on another colision course with the Coalition in the Senate.
Asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei was kept on Manus Island for a week waiting for approval to be medically transferred to Port Moresby despite showing signs of septicaemia that killed him, it has been alleged, as leaked documents reveal a pattern of medical negligence on the island including untreated skin infections, tooth decay and tropical diseases.
Tony Abbott's engagement with intoxicated adults and kids out late in Arnhem Land was short on fanfare and big on intention.
The greatest danger workers at Parliament House usually face is indigestion from a dodgy bain-marie casserole. So, even after Thursday's terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane, it came as a shock to Canberrans when they awoke to the screaming tabloid headlines: "PLAN TO ATTACK OUR PARLIAMENT."
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended his government's move to bolster anti-terror powers for spy agencies, saying he was determined to "err on the side of keeping the community safe".
Tony Abbott has declined to endorse Noel Pearson's new direction on recognition of indigenous Australians as Aboriginal leaders express alarm that the move could fracture indigenous consensus on the issue.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has made a strong pitch for Arab countries providing any ground forces that might be needed to beat back the brutal Islamic State group in Iraq.
Australian Muslims who protested against allegedly brutal tactics used by police in Thursday's terror raids did not represent their faith and should take a "long, hard look" at themselves", Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.