The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy but which environmental groups say will contribute to a “carbon bomb” and risk causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef.
The 157 Tamil asylum seekers held at sea on a customs vessel for almost a month have arrived on the Australian mainland.
Joe Hockey is an ‘‘arrogant, cigar-chomping’’ federal treasurer whose charmed life has ‘‘robbed him of charity’’, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says.
GetUp! says it is the victim of tactics “almost too dirty to believe” after one of its anti-coal videos was yanked by YouTube over what the activist group says are fake copyright claims.
A top AFP officer has admitted he is not comfortable with deploying unarmed Australian officers to the site of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. But Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin says after assessing the risks, he believes it is safe to send AFP officers into the crash site.
Australia faces a bleak future of higher unemployment and lower living standards without an urgent and fundamental "mindset change" by governments, business and individuals, according to a landmark study of competitiveness.
The 157 asylum seekers brought to Western Australia are economic migrants, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has claimed.
Twenty-seven parliamentarians have publicly condemned what they have described as “the ongoing Israeli military bombardment and invasion of Gaza”.
The radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has produced a slick video to recruit Indonesians - a phenomenon that a member of Parliament’s intelligence and security committee warns poses a greater danger than Australian jihadists.
A defence discussion paper that will help set the direction for military spending in the years ahead has openly questioned whether Australia’s next fleet of submarines should be built at home.
OLDER and wiser since his Olympic Games swimming debut in London in 2012, Bradbury's Daniel Tranter is ready ...
THE Hume Highway was closed late into Monday night as police investigated a fatal truck crash near Ingleburn.
STATISTICALLY, one woman dies every week in Australia as a result of domestic violence.