Prime Minister Tony Abbott has praised Sri Lanka for its efforts to address human rights issues and allegations of war crimes at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
More Sri Lankan navy sailors are under suspicion of people smuggling and face possible arrest as police continue their investigations into widespread naval complicity in the illegal people trade from the island.
Joe Hockey's plans to break the debt ceiling impasse by putting up his Treasury Department secretary Martin Parkinson in estimates hearings next week look like failing, with Labor saying it will settle for nothing less than a full look at the Commonwealth books.
The bulk of the dramatic fall in asylum-seeker boat arrivals happened under Labor's last-ditch Papua New Guinea deal announced before the election campaign, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed ''deep regret'' over the treatment of an asylum seeker who was separated from her newborn baby, as the Immigration Department ordered a review into the incident.
The Abbott government will wind back workplace laws put in place only this year by Labor that employer groups argue had given unions too much power.
Defence brass were concerned the military could appear politicised through Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell's appearances at the heated weekly border protection briefings held by the government, it is understood.
Not even being diagnosed with cancer has been able to knock the joie de vivre out of Susan Renouf. Jane Cadzow meets the well-travelled, much-married socialite.
Schapelle Corby’s parole bid is going nowhere fast as two Indonesian bureaucracies wait for each other to write letters, and the Australian embassy in Jakarta awaits further instructions.
Wrongly accused in Dubai, two Australians have made headlines for almost five years. This is the untold story of an added torment for one of the men - the denial of his right to grieve.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Katherine man Ron Donaldson.
WORLD: People around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died, aged 95.
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