Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia's AAA credit rating is safe so long as the federal budget is on a credible trajectory back to surplus, pushing back against a warning the rating was "vulnerable" from financial system inquiry chairman David Murray.
Matthew Knott Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has defended Tony Abbott after a group of Australian celebrities filmed an online video pleading with the Prime Minister to fly to Indonesia and make a last-ditch bid to save Bali nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from execution.
Heath Aston, political correspondent BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore and acknowledged that the Australian Tax Office is chasing it for $500 million in unpaid taxes and fines in relation to the so-called "Singapore sling".
James Massola, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are considering all options, including the dramatic step of recalling Australia's ambassador to Indonesia.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The Islamic State terror group and similar violent jihadist movements are an even greater threat to world order than communism was during the Cold War, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Michael Koziol Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull alerted SBS managing director Michael Ebeid to "offensive" Anzac Day tweets by former journalist Scott McIntyre, but did not appeal for McIntyre to be sacked, Fairfax Media has confirmed.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is calling on her party to make all Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage in a fresh bid to get federal parliament to legalise the reform. Ms Plibersek will argue the ALP should change its platform at the party's national conference in July.
Heath Aston, political correspondent BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore.
Judith Ireland Women worldwide earn only three quarters of what male workers are paid, while they do almost two and half times the amount of housework, a United Nations report has found.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support the reform.