New Defence Minister Stephen Smith takes his first tour of Afghanistan, announcing he will ask the Australian government for more police trainers.
David Wroe The army has sacked six soldiers at the centre of the notorious "Jedi Council", whose members swapped grossly demeaning emails and videos about women they had slept with.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin The possible withdrawal of car maker Holden could trigger a recession in southern states, it is feared.
Michaela Whitbourn She has worked for a High Court judge, rubbed shoulders with Kevin Rudd at the UN and published articles on human rights law.
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.
Philip Dorling The US shares intelligence without sifting it to remove details about its citizens.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe The record number of boats coming to Australia shows no signs of easing, with more than 1000 asylum seekers arriving since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his new plan to stop them.
It is a piece of America. At least that's the vibe in the large cafeteria at the top-secret Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs.
Philip Dorling Central Australia's Pine Gap spy base played a key role in the United States' controversial drone strikes involving the ''targeted killing'' of al-Qaeda and Taliban chiefs, Fairfax Media can reveal.
David Wroe, Daniel Hurst The Australian special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been named as Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird.
Michael Gordon and Mark Kenny Kevin Rudd has dumped Julia Gillard's proposed September 14 election date and is weighing up whether to go earlier or delay the poll to maximise his chances of rebuilding public confidence in the...
Anne Davies Found guilty of fraud, Troy Bremer spent years in a brutal Beijing jail - just one of a growing number of Australians caught up in the Chinese prison system.
Daniel Hurst Political and military leaders vow to hold firm in Afghanistan after 40th Australian killed.
David Wroe Defence is reeling from another internet sex scandal in which at least 17 male army officers circulated footage of members having sex, tagged with demeaning commentary about the women.
Eamonn Duff The Australian Defence Force hierarchy knew an exploitative internet sex ring was operating within its ranks almost three years ago but did not involve police until the middle of last year, it...
Dumped shock jock Howard Sattler believes he was really sacked due to his Parkinson's Disease and says he may stand against Labor MP Stephen Smith at September's federal election.
David Wroe An army reservist who was allegedly a key member of the ''Jedi Council'' internet sex ring was sacked by defence contractor Thales in 2010 - yet was not suspended by Defence until more than two years...
Daniel Hurst An Australian soldier has died during a battle with insurgents in Afghanistan, bringing the Australian Defence Force toll to 40.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
David Wroe Afghan officials are set to be charged with mistreating prisoners at a detention facility to which Australia had previously transferred suspected insurgents, Defence Minister Stephen Smith has said.