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Christmas Island asylum seekers attempt poisoning

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Sarah Whyte Harrowing eyewitness accounts from the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and a team of medical experts say there is a mental health crisis on Christmas Island, confirming multiple...

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George Brandis urges penalty for arts organisations rejecting corporate sponsorship

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Lisa Cox, Andrew Taylor, Lucy Carroll Arts Minister George Brandis has promoted moves to block government funding for organisations that refuse corporate sponsorship following the ''preposterously unreasonable'' termination of...

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Rory Callinan On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.

On the nice internet, caring is sharing

It's all good: sites that spread the love are increasingly popular with web users.

SHEILA MARIKAR Is the web finally becoming feel-good?

Humane drug policies 'crucial to containing HIV'

Jude Byrne says HIV had a silver lining, allowing drug users to connect with health services, such as methadone programs.

Bridie Smith The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.

Australian Islamic extremist Robert 'Musa' Cerantonio deported from Philippines

Musa Cerantonio after his arrest in Cebu.

Deborah Gough Outspoken extremist preacher Robert ‘‘Musa’’ Cerantonio has walked free after landing at Melbourne Airport and spending hours with police and customs officials.

TWU loses Labor Party influence as membership rort is caught

A TWU rally in Canberra.

Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar A powerful right-wing union has had its formal influence in the Labor Party slashed after it was caught grossly inflating its membership numbers

Scott Morrison backflips and grants visa to boy who arrived by boat

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison

Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has granted a permanent visa to a refugee who arrived by boat, despite fighting the boy's case in the High Court and signalling he would not be swayed when the...

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Safety first as investigators fly to Kiev

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David Wroe Australian air crash investigators are headed to Kiev where they will team up with Dutch, British and possibly American counterparts but will have to wait until there is a guarantee of safety from...

Australian suicide bomber kills three in Iraq

David Wroe The first Australian suicide bomber in Iraq killed three people in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday, an extremist group has claimed, raising the involvement of local jihadists in the spiralling...

Kathy Jackson rebuked by Federal Court judge

Ben Schneiders Controversial unionist Kathy Jackson, who is being sued for $700,000 by her union, has been rebuked by a Federal Court judge for failing to respect court processes.

Boat people will not be sent to Sri Lanka

Refugee boat caught up in the people trade. Story Michael Duffy. Photo Supplied. SHD News

Sarah Whyte A boatload of 153 asylum seekers who are being detained on the high seas would not be transferred to Sri Lanka, lawyers for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said during a directions hearing on...

PUP hounds Senate to move offices together as car park row grows

The Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer addresses the media during a doorstop interview at the House of Representatives doors at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 29 May 2014.
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Heath Aston Call it office politics. The Palmer United Party senators are pushing to have their offices relocated to form a PUP enclave in Parliament House.

Attack on Flight MH17: After the tragedy, the accusations rain down

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Rick Feneley That mosaic of wheat fields, 33,000 feet beneath them, was another country. Few of the 298 passengers and crew aboard the Malaysia Airlines jetliner – more than a third of them bound for...

Australian aviation regulator warns against flying over Ukraine

Plane over Sydney Airport.

Pilots and aircraft operators are being warned by the Australian aviation regulator to avoid flying over eastern Ukraine, following similar advice from US and European air safety agencies.

Interview: Salvation Army victim Graham Rundle

Graham Rundle

Joanne McCarthy Graham Rundle was seven when he became a number, in the quiet outside a storeroom at a Salvation Army boys home in the Adelaide Hills.

Government in fight over refugee injury claims

Asylum seekers in immigration detention.

Chris Vedelago The Abbott government is potentially facing tens of millions of dollars in compensation payouts to injured asylum seekers, sparking a bitter feud between the Commonwealth and private detention camp...

Teenager who ran away to Syria found

Syrians drive a car with a national flag on the front hood bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on January 22, 2014 in the capital Damascus. World powers urged Syria's warring sides to seize a

Natalie O'Brien The 16-year-old from Bankstown who ran away with his friend Abdullah Elmir to join the fighting in Syria has been found safe by his father.

Families wait for loved ones' remains

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19:  Prime Minster, Tony Abbott speaks to the press in Sydney, on July 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Fairfax Media via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tony Abbott

James Massola, Dan Harrison The families of 28 Australians killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine could be forced to wait weeks for the return of their loved ones' remains, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has...