Bob Carr has suggested Julia Gillard's claim that he was a “lazy” foreign minister for Labor could be payback for his decision to support her leadership rival Kevin Rudd. And Mr Carr has denied he ever admitted he struggled to keep up with demands of modern politics because he was more settled into his retirement than he realised.
Former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will be sentenced for fraud on Wednesday.
The federal government has backtracked on key elements of its new anti-terror laws, agreeing to include specific protections against spy agents using torture against detained suspects.
Followers of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack by any means possible civilians of the West, including Australia, in a chilling exhortation posted online purportedly by the militant group's chief spokesman.
Powers sought by federal government to fight terror threats
Australians have been warned that their freedoms might have to be restricted for the sake of national security, as the government prepares to introduce counter-terrorism laws to crack down on Australians fighting for militant or terrorist groups.
Confidence is growing that at least some Arab nations will join the fight against Islamist fighters in Iraq with "kinetic action" - a military euphemism for air strikes.
Clive Palmer has distanced his party from incendiary statements on the burqa and sharia law by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie.
Cracks have emerged in the bipartisan political response to the rising terrorist threat, with concern inside Labor at the extent and practicality of enhanced powers the federal government plans to grant security agencies.
Global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production surged to a record-breaking 36 billion tonnes of CO2 last year, pushing emissions to their highest level in human history.
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Tanner Upton, along with four cubs from Bega, was presented with her Grey Wolf Award at a recent ...
A faded photograph recalls a time past, a country show no longer held, and enduring friendship.