Fairfield City Council, which welcomed 3000 humanitarian arrivals last year, has been told to expect the same again.
Japan was caught killing a whale deep inside Antarctic waters declared by Australia to be a protected whale sanctuary.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull could wait until Wednesday to reveal the shape of his rejigged cabinet as he weighs up whether to return the post of cabinet secretary to an unelected member of the government.
Staffer claims Donald Trump knows Pauline Hanson is a "big supporter" of the President-elect.
Centrelink public servants forced to compete against colleagues to process the most debt notices, Tasmanian independent alleges.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has distanced the Turnbull government from a communique agreed by senior ministers and diplomats of 70 nations, including Australia, concerning a pathway to peace between Israel and Palestine.
Federal Parliament is set to conduct its first comprehensive investigation into the case for a national anti-corruption watchdog after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten threw his support behind an inquiry.
For the past three months media appearances by NSW Senator Sam Dastyari have been as rare as Elvis sightings.
"You can't legislate for morality," quipped Senator Arthur Sinodinos.
It hasn't been a great start to the year for the Turnbull government, with a new poll showing politician entitlements and the Centrelink debt recovery system controversies have taken their toll.
Don't worry – 2017 will be better than you think.
The Turnbull government has slapped down Tony Abbott's call for it to ditch its renewable energy target for 2020, declaring there are "no plans" to change the policy that was settled when Mr Abbott was prime minister.
Just as Malcolm Turnbull smiled and shook hands with Japan's Shinzo Abe in Sydney at the weekend, Japanese whalers were caught carrying out a bloody slaughter in the icy waters off Antarctica.
The death of a Sudanese refugee who alleged repeated negligence over six months by health providers on Manus Island is set to be investigated by a parliamentary committee following a move by the Labor Party.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to avoid a major reshuffle of his frontbench team in the wake of Sussan Ley's resignation.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who is responsible for keeping government spending under control, billed taxpayers almost $23,000 for weekend trips to the beach resort town of Broome with his wife over four years.
The future of America's engagement with the Asia-Pacific under Donald Trump's looming presidency was a key focus of Prime Minister's Malcolm Turnbull's talks with his Japanese counterpart.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has pulled out of today's Portsea Polo, citing the visit of Japan's Prime Minister as the reason for her absence.
Clive Palmer has accused the Gold Coast City Council of endangering the lives of small children with a cull of his sex-crazed deer.
A political divide is forming over renewable energy's future in Australia.
Conservative coalition MP Kevin Andrews drew on his taxpayer-funded "study allowance" when he travelled to the United States to attend a prayer breakfast and address a right-wing think tank.
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Conservationists are urging Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to make a last ditch appeal to Japan's Shinzo Abe to halt the slaughter of whales underway in waters near Antarctica.
More than 80 per cent of Australians believe there is corruption in federal politics and want a new independent watchdog set up to stamp it out.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accepted Sussan Ley's resignation from his frontbench and announced major changes to the political entitlements system.
Embattled MP Sussan Ley resigned as health minister on Friday, amid growing controversy about her travel expenses and purchase of a luxury Gold Coast apartment while on a ministerial trip.
Former prime minister Paul Keating has rounded on the incoming US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, accusing him of threatening to bring on war with China by making "ludicrous" comments on the tense South China Sea dispute.
Allowing civil marriage celebrants, government employees and businesses exemptions from same-sex marriage laws would uphold discrimination and homophobic attitudes, advocates for gay and lesbian Australians have told a parliamentary inquiry.
Turnbull government minister Sussan Ley claims she had no choice but to take expensive charter planes along two busy capital city routes, saying last-minute diary conflicts made commercial flights impossible.
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has argued the case for politicians to attend sporting events on the taxpayer dime, describing it as the kind of activity that voters expect.