Aleisha Orr It was a sombre mood at St Mary's Cathedral in Perth where hundreds gathered for a memorial held for the victims of the MH17 tragedy.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Tony Abbott has admitted some audit commission recommendations aimed at reforming the federation, such as a plan to allow the bigger states to keep the tax revenue raised in their jurisdictions,...
Opponents of the West Australian government's shark culling program have responded angrily to the first killing in the state's waters.
James Massola Greens leader Christine Milne says Prime Minister Tony Abbott is governing in the interests of mining magnates and media moguls and predicts he will be unable to manage an unruly Senate after July 1.
Melissa Fyfe Before Australia's east coast had ever heard of James Price Point, even before the Broome township realised the high stakes, Goolarabooloo senior law man Phil Roe fought a guerilla-like battle...
Melissa Fyfe The battle over the proposed gas plants near Broome has captured the hearts of musicians Missy Higgins and John Butler, and businessman Geoffrey Cousins.
Alexandra Smith, Manuel Mitternacht Grief-stricken teenagers have spoken of the moment their friend Zac Young was attacked by a tiger shark off NSW mid-north coast.
Peter Hartcher The night before he turned against his prime minister, Wayne Swan went to Kevin Rudd's office for a drink and congratulated him on defending the newly-announced mining tax, a new book reports.
Peter Hartcher THE night before he turned against his prime minister, Wayne Swan went to Kevin Rudd's office for a drink and congratulated him on defending the newly announced mining tax, a new book reports.
Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will use this week's meeting with the state and territory leaders to lean on Queensland and Western Australia to commit to the national disability insurance scheme,...
Rebecca Le May Right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders is entitled to his viewpoint and has a right to free speech, senior Liberals say, as the anti-Islam campaigner hits obstacles on his speaking tour of Australia.
Farrah Tomazin Furious Gillard government warns more than $1 billion in funding placed at risk.
Labor challenger Mark McGowan concedes defeat in the West Australian election.
As federal Labor MPs pack their suitcases to return to Canberra this week they could well bring further leadership speculation with them.
Katharine Murphy Labor's political woes federally affected efforts by WA Labor leader Mark McGowan to defeat Premier Colin Barnett , senior ministers say.
Ben Cubby, Peter Hannam 'Outrageous' industrial action and the soaring dollar had priced Australia out of the market for onshore LNG projects, says Ian Macfarlane, the Coalition's resources spokesman.
The Northern Territory has signed on to the federal government’s national disability insurance scheme, leaving Western Australia as the only holdout.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard may face a frosty reception from West Australian Premier Colin Barnett on her flying visit to the state.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is expected to host a $2500-a-head fundraiser in Perth after a last-ditch bid to talk the West Australian Premier into signing up to the Better Schools reforms.