The West Australian defence issues minister says adverts by the WA federal Liberals promoting the state's share of the nation's $90 billion shipbuilding program is a 'fruitless exercise'.
The Electoral Commission Queensland has been lashed as secretive and authoritarian and urgent action has been recommended to solve 'many problems' at the organisation, a review into its handling of last year's local government elections has found.
The federal government is under renewed pressure to call a banking royal commission after the Senate voted to establish a rare form of parliamentary inquiry into the banks.
A Nationals MP wants to even the playing field between small and big businesses over penalty rates and he's breaking ranks in the process. George Christensen has teamed up with Nick Xenophon Team MP Rebekha Sharkie to sponsor private legislation that aims to protect penalty rates.
Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping (WRAD) unsuccessfully argued the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's approval of the expansion was not legally granted.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott used a party room meeting on the Finkel review to grandstand over the issue of coal-fired power to the point he had to be shouted down by a colleague, The Guardian reports.
The Turnbull government has been forced to defend the integrity of former trade minister Andrew Robb amid controversy over his links to China and a $880,000 job post-politics.
A class action seeking damages for 1900 Manus Island detainees may end up being settled, avoiding Australia's largest trial concerning immigration detention.
The NSW government has committed $244 million to a contemporary expansion of The Art Gallery of NSW precinct in next week's state budget.
The prime minister and opposition leader will deliver national security statements to parliament as the world comes to grips with evolving extremism.
National Disability Services has raised concerns about new price controls on supports and services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Dominica Sanda BRISBANE [AAP] The Queensland woman stabbed in the neck by one of the London Bridge attackers says she won’t be deterred by the cowardly terrorists. Candice Hedge was working at Elliot’s Cafe in Borough Market on Saturday, when... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] The immigration minister will have the power to overrule tribunal decisions he disagrees with under new citizenship changes. Peter Dutton can already overturn the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on some visa matters, but the provision will be extended under... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] The nation’s chief scientist insists his proposed emissions reduction reforms would not block new coal projects, saying those decisions will be up to governments. A debate over the role of coal under the recommended clean energy target broke... Read More →
Dan McCulloch CANBERRA [AAP] Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has blasted the ‘disgraceful’ failure of the Saudi Arabian football team to observe a minute’s silence for Australians killed in the London terror attack. ‘That was a disgraceful lack of respect not... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] Former One Nation treasurer Ian Nelson has been temporarily banned by a court from distributing telephone recordings relating to the party. Leader Pauline Hanson on Thursday launched legal action against Mr Nelson and the ABC after several private... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] The NSW government has pledged to introduce strengthened shoot-to-kill legislation for terrorism incidents in accordance with recommendations from the Lindt Cafe coronial report. The long-running probe into the 2014 siege heard snipers hesitated when they thought they had... Read More →
SYDNEY AAP The NSW government will introduce legislation within a fortnight to provide certainty to police officers who need to use lethal force against terrorists, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. The premier on Thursday said the government ‘accepted and supported’... Read More →
A former Muslim cleric has been found guilty of marrying off an under-aged girl to an adult man in Melbourne. Magistrate Phil Goldberg said on Thursday he found Ibrahim Omerdic solemnised the marriage of the girl and a 34-year-old man.
A former Sydney mayor has been ordered to stand trial on a blackmail charge but a magistrate has discharged him on separate counts of misconduct in public office and being an accessory to blackmail.
Mia Armitage ‘What you will hear truly is about a lack of human rights,’ said Frederika Steen AM on a late May Saturday morning in sunny South Brisbane. Ms Steen, a refugee advocate, spoke to around 40, mostly baby boomers,... Read More →
Malcolm Turnbull will ask the states to ban parole for violent offenders and those with any link to terrorism when he meets with premiers on Friday. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has called for ASIO to be involved in parole decisions for those being watched.
The wife of slain Queensland police officer Brett Forte tried to protect the former partner of the violent criminal who would go on to kill her husband.
Controversial commentator Andrew Bolt has posted pictures and video on his blog of the men who attacked him outside a Melbourne book launch.
Charges laid against a man who allegedly left a threatening note in the toilet of a flight from Sydney to Albury demonstrate how seriously authorities take security concerns, NSW police say.