Former prime minister Tony Abbott has called on conservatives within his party to hold their nerve, and to convince ordinary voters that cutting spending was in the national interest.
Bianca Hall is Legal Affairs reporter for The Age
The overwhelming majority of people Australia sent to Papua New Guinea are genuine refugees, new figures suggest.
ISLAM MUST CHANGE, screamed the Herald Sun headline, and Muslim refugee Aladdin Sisalem - no stranger to conflict with News Corp Australia - took action.
The Australian government will not challenge a court ruling that it has a duty of care for an African refugee raped on Nauru, and pregnant as a result of her rape, and a responsibility to provide her with a safe and legal abortion.
ALP calls on the government to assure the Australian people it has not returned refugees to harm, after officials bundled a group of asylum seekers on to a chartered flight to Sri Lanka.
Australia has sent at least two refugee women for pregnancy terminations at Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby, it was revealed on Friday.
A PNG couple were jailed for five years for causing the death of their unborn child, in a case that raises serious questions about Australia's decision to send a Nauru rape victim there for an abortion.
The young African refugee known only as S99 says she was in the midst of an epileptic seizure when she was set upon and raped.
The federal government declares 'war' on outlaw motorcycle gangs, as Melbourne endures its 15th shooting in six days.
'Their rights have been breached' says lawyer who expects everyone held in detention centre to join legal challenge to ongoing loss of liberty.