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.
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...
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''.
Michael Gordon Asylum seekers are being subjected to humiliating treatment and appalling conditions on the Manus Island detention centre in a deliberate effort to pressure them to go back to where they came from,...
Tony Wright Tony Abbott, on the most basic measure, was Australia's most successful opposition leader. He oversaw the destruction of prime minister Kevin Rudd, prime minister Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd again.
Michael Bachelard The Coalition's pre-election promise was clear and unequivocal: in the first 100 days of office, the Coalition government would take ''immediate action'' to reclaim control of Australia's borders.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
Phillip Thomson Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia has lashed out at the regime of President Robert Mugabe and is seeking a protection visa that will allow her to stay in Australia.
Hamish Boland-Rudder A diplomatic law expert says granting Zimbabwe's former ambassador asylum could actually help the Zimbabwe-Australia relationship.
Peter Hannam and David Wroe A sweltering 2013, Australia's hottest year on record, is the product of climate change and the warming trend is set to continue, experts say.
David Wroe Australia's turning back of at least one asylum-seeker boat to Indonesia has sparked political anger in Jakarta, with senior politicians warning it could further damage the already fraught...
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.
Rick Feneley Australians Matt Joyce and Marcus Lee and their families should soon be free to return home from Dubai after both won stunning appeal cases on Sunday - a likely conclusion to their battle to prove...
Sworn in on Wednesday, Julie Bishop says she wants to be the best foreign minister Australians could ask for. Can she do it? Daniel Flitton speaks to the first woman to have the job.