Lindsay Murdoch The Abbott government wants to send some asylum seekers from Australian to Cambodia at a time the country's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen is overseeing a brutal crackdown on dissent in one...
Federal Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop says Kevin Rudd did himself no favours when he entertained a crowd at a concert in Perth.
John Garnaut Trade, tension, triumph: the PM's Asian trip pays off.
Jane Cadzow As chief of staff to Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin is regarded as the organisational brain behind the prime minister - and by some as having way too much power.
Rebecca Le May Greens Senator Scott Ludlam appears to have retained his seat in the re-run West Australian Senate election, with early results showing a big swing to the party.
Michael Gordon, Port Moresby The Abbott government was consulted and strongly backed the decision of the Papua New Guinea government to shut down a human rights inquiry into the Manus Island detention centre, Fairfax Media has...
Heath Aston Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended Papua New Guinea's moves to end a judicial inquiry into human rights inside the Manus Island detention centre.
Heath Aston Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended Papua New Guinea's moves to torpedo a judicial inquiry into human rights inside the Manus Island detention centre.
Sarah Whyte The Coalition government is continuing to sidestep whether it will support an international investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka, despite Labor and the Greens backing it.
Philip Dorling The federal government led secret diplomatic efforts to frustrate a New Zealand-led push for nuclear disarmament, according to documents released under freedom of information laws.
Dan Harrison The Prime Minister is ''deeply concerned'' about Australian journalist Peter Greste, now jailed in Egypt, and the government has made representations for his release, a spokesman said, as images of...
Heath Aston It reads like the bucket list of a dedicated sightseer. Except Bob Carr managed to tick off some of the world's must-see tourist and cultural destinations in just 19 months as foreign minister.
Nick O'Malley As Foreign Minister Julie Bishop looked on proudly, Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, gripped the lever and swung it dramatically upwards.
Lindy Alexander The number of Australian tourists under 25 dying overseas has doubled in the past decade as younger travellers push boundaries that they wouldn't at home.
Dan Harrison, Jonathan Swan Health Minister Peter Dutton says new figures showing an escalation in health spending demonstrate why the government must cut ''waste'' in health.
Heath Aston, James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a clear indication the government is moving towards stripping the ABC of its foreign broadcast service, the Australia Network.
Marissa Calligeros The parents of an Australian journalist detained in Egypt say they have reached breaking point, amid news he is likely to be prosecuted for ''airing false news''.
Mark Kenny, Michael Bachelard, Heath Aston Relations between Canberra and Jakarta appear to be improving thanks to the letter Prime Minister Tony Abbott had hand-delivered at the weekend, but a senior government source said it would be some...
Deborah Snow Myanmarese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Wednesday for a five-day visit, during which she is expected to seek the Abbott government's support for stronger constitutional...
Judith Ireland, Anna Patty, Jonathan Swan The federal government has gone into damage control over school funding reforms, promising extra cash and blaming the media for not understanding the issue, as the row over its backflip on education...