Natalie O'Brien Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has been detained in Malaysia as a ''security threat'' and is to be deported back to Australia within hours.
The government is yet to win crucial support for the passage of its flood levy legislation through the upper house.
David Wroe Federal police are obtaining phone and internet records without warrants nearly 1000 times a week.
Food labelling is heating up as a political issue with an increasing number of election candidates supporting policy reform they hope will underpin jobs and better inform consumers.
Chris Johnson Several Liberal MPs plan to publicly defy the party line by attending an anti-wind farm rally.
Sean Nicholls, Jonathan Swan, Jacqueline Maley The O'Farrell government is calling for a blanket ban on gambling advertising during live sports events, as well as a crackdown on online betting, saying Prime Minister Julia Gillard's reforms are...
There is clear momentum for a change of government in Malaysia but the election may be stolen because of widespread voter fraud, independent Senator Nick Xenophon says.
Daniel Hurst Prime Minister Julia Gillard has vowed to enshrine in law the principle that working outside of normal business hours should attract higher pay.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr says Australian officials are seeking the immediate release of independent senator Nick Xenophon.
Lindsay Murdoch and Natalie O'brien Senator Nick Xenophon was detained and ordered to be deported by Malaysia.
Bridie Jabour, Tony Moore THE leader of Katter's Australian Party, the maverick north Queensland MP Bob Katter, announced on Tuesday it will run a candidate in every seat at the federal election and contest the Senate in...
Richard Willingham A virtual poker-machine game that children and teenagers can easily access was the highest-grossing phone and tablet app in Australia, prompting outrage from gambling critics and the established...
Megan Levy Customs was warned 10 years ago of gaping holes in its security and the potential for corruption to thrive among its ranks in a report that was ignored by authorities at the time, according to...
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Police integrity watchdog runs covert inquiry into alleged corruption at nation's airports and ports.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker A CRIME figure convicted this year of smuggling drugs through Sydney Airport with the help of allegedly corrupt customs officers attended a customs Christmas party last year.
Lisa Martin, Max Blenkin Watered-down measures to curb problem gambling have finally passed federal parliament after the pokies lobby stepped up pressure for last-minute concessions to delay the compliance time frame.
Rory Callinan, Josephine Tovey MORE than 70 per cent of the Brothers from the St John of God order are suspected child abusers and the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney should immediately shut it down, says a psychologist who was...
Josephine Tovey Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has joined independent MP Tony Windsor and Senator Nick Xenophon in calling for a national royal commission on sexual abuse by religious groups and other...
Lisa Martin The stalemate on poker machine reform has ended and the federal government will introduce legislation into Parliament after successfully wooing the Australian Greens.
Michael Bachelard At 80 years of age, Shirley Shackleton says its time to bring her husband, Greg, home.