The barrister for the Sydney student who leaked information about a fashion school scholarship awarded to the Prime Minister's daughter has asked the court to not record a conviction.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says shootings in Canada bears the hallmarks of a Islamic State terrorist attack, as authorities prepare to boost security around Parliament House in Canberra.
Both the United States and the United Kingdom have asked Australia to send personnel to West Africa to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, foreign affairs officials have told a Senate hearing.
Canada and Australia have both featured prominently in the Islamic State’s online diatribes, in which the group urges its global followers to kill. But the similarities don’t end there.
A Victorian manufacturer has become the first employer to cut jobs after the Abbott government revealed its plans to slice the renewable energy target by as much as 40 per cent.
Comedian Josh Thomas and Liberal MP Wyatt Roy have gone tweet to tweet over asylum seeker policy - and it got personal.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside suggestions he is engaged in a power grab to take over portfolio responsibilities from colleagues including the Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Agriculture ministers.
The campaign to end live exports has reignited after new vision emerged showing the cruel mistreatment of Australian animals in Middle Eastern countries.
A Sydney restaurant owned by Tourism Minister Andrew Robb and his family is being promoted by a government-funded $40 million, 18-month Tourism Australia campaign that targets 17 key global markets to sell the Australian "foodie" experience to the world.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop could become Prime Minister, a Liberal MP has told a private gathering of female ambassadors.