Belinda Merhab CANBERRA [AAP] One of the most generous retirement perks for federal MPs has become a ‘relic of a bygone era’ as the federal government tries to rebuild voter trust after Sussan Ley’s expenses scandal. Legislation to immediately axe... Read More →
A drop in the jobless rate has been overshadowed by a sharp drop in the number of people in full-time employment and fewer people looking for work.
Clive Palmer's wife Anna is expected to face her first court grilling on Thursday over the collapse of her husband's Queensland Nickel business.
Property investors could lose capital gains tax concessions as the Turnbull government looks at ways of improving housing affordability and its own budget bottom line.
Rolf Harris faces a retrial in a London court in May after a jury last week failed to reach verdicts on four groping charges against him.
Tough new legislation was passed in Queensland parliament on Tuesday night that will mean operators that refuse to remove inappropriate words or pictures within 14 days will have their vehicles deregistered.
NSW MP Jillian Skinner has again failed to show up to state parliament and hand in her resignation despite announcing she would quit two weeks ago.
Federal politicians who submit false expense claims could be jailed for up to 12 months under changes proposed by the Greens.
The NSW government is set to ditch regional council mergers that are being challenged in court but proceed with amalgamations in Sydney.
Key crossbench senators aren't happy the federal government is linking savings from an omnibus welfare bill with NDIS funding.
At least 30 homes, 50 outbuildings and a church have been decimated by bushfires in NSW with fears the number could climb.
Kevin Rudd has drawn on the anniversary of his national apology to the Stolen Generation to warn of a potential second wave.
A serial conman has been extradited to NSW and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday over his alleged role in a sports betting scam.
Federal government pushing Senate to pass its welfare changes by linking the savings to spending on NDIS. 'This type of dirty politics is exactly what Australians are sick of,' said Greens senator Rachel Siewert.
SYDNEY [AAP] Properties have been destroyed after almost 100 fires burned across NSW on the weekend, with teams expected to begin assessing the extent of the damage on Monday. As fires threatened townships near Dunedoo, Port Macquarie, Dondingalong and Mudgee... Read More →
MELBOURNE [AAP & other sources] The Liberal parties in three Labor-held states have backed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for a single national approach for renewable energy targets as he pushes forward for Canberra to take control on the issue.... Read More →
Rebecca Gredley PERTH [AAP] Strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders will be developed by their community leaders and health professionals in Perth. The National Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum began on... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Labor’s comparison of new powers to review foreign visas with US president Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has been dismissed as a ‘political red herring’ by the immigration minister. Parliament’s lower house on Thursday passed a bill that,... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] Soaring temperatures, a potentially catastrophic fire danger and possible blackouts across the state – NSW is set to swelter through a scorching heatwave in coming days. With temperatures tipped to rise to highs of 48C, the Rural Fire... Read More →
Tracey Ferrier BRISBANE [AAP] Queensland MP George Christensen has warned the Turnbull government he might turn his back on the LNP and won’t rule out defecting to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. Mr Christensen has warned deputy prime minister Barnaby... Read More →
Labor fears proposed new laws could exclude entire groups of people from living in or travelling to Australia based on their religion or nationality in a Trump-like ban
The prime minister on Thursday introduced a bill to the lower house to establishes an independent parliamentary expenses authority, starting on July 1.
A report by Australia's Climate Council reveals the mass bleaching event in 2016, which killed two-thirds of all coral in the northern third of the reef, will occur every second or third year by the mid-2030s if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their present rate.
China's foreign minister has played down the prospects of a potential war with the US over the South China Sea during a visit to Australia. The maritime tensions were among the hot button issues Wang Yi discussed with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop during meetings in Canberra on Tuesday evening.
The NSW Nature Conservation Council is calling for tougher fines and stronger health regulations after one of state’s largest electricity providers, Origin Energy, was fined just $15,000 for releasing toxic dust from at its Central Coast power station complex.