Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed confidence that the New South Wales Premier did not deliberately mislead an anti-corruption hearing.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced $2.9 billion in new roads spending over the next eight years to support the construction of a new airport at Badgerys Creek, with NSW pitching in 20 per cent of the cost.
Two Australians described as "foot soldiers" for al-Qaeda have reportedly been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in what are believed to be the first Australian deaths under Washington's controversial program.
The Greens will seek a conscience vote on a bill banning the removal of Australian-born babies to offshore detention centres.
In an admission that it will be almost impossible for her to sneak past Liberal candidate Linda Reynolds with about 5 per cent of votes left to count, Louise Pratt launched an attack on Joe Bullock and sections of the West Australian branch of the Labor Party.
Sydney's sometimes rancorous east-west socio-economic rivalry threatens to hobble the city's second airport at Badgerys Creek before the first plane gets off the ground.
Attempts by tobacco-producing nations to sink a landmark law in Australia requiring plain packaging for cigarettes and cigars has gained pace as Cuba and the Dominican Republic stepped up their fight at the World Trade Organization.
The influential Migrational Council Australia has warned any moves by the government to give China special treatment under the 457 visa program as part of a free trade agreement could "undermine social cohesion".
Australia's role in the victory on the Western Front should stand alongside the defeat at Gallipoli in the popular memory as the nation prepares to celebrate the Anzac Centenary, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.
Labor frontbencher Penny Wong has weighed into Labor's gathering internal reform and policy debate calling for a new focus on multiculturalism, the development a more positive policy program to go with the anti-Abbott government push, and faster democratic reform of the party.