Ben Schneiders Kevin Rudd was always hands on. No detail was too small for his expert gaze ... even secretly editing the history of his government
Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.
The missing Malaysia Airlines plane is not in the Indian Ocean search zone where acoustic "pings" were detected, search co-ordinators have confirmed.
Jane Lee A bipartisan plan to stop indigenous art fraud has stuttered to a halt, with Arts Minister George Brandis failing to meet the federally funded body behind it.
Colin Brinsden The build-up to the federal budget is beginning to look like an Agatha Christie whodunit.
Heath Aston, Mark Kenny The Indonesian President has made a significant concession to Tony Abbott's demands on asylum seekers in talks in Jakarta, agreeing that Indonesia will need to make direct deals with Australia to...
Andrew Darby A Japanese harpoon ship is said to be approaching Australian waters in the sub-Antarctic, posing a test on whaling for the Abbott government.
David Wroe Papua New Guinea has cast doubt on the Abbott government's target of transferring asylum seekers to Manus Island within 48 hours.
Former immigration minister Tony Burke says any reduction in the number of boat arrivals is because of Labor's hardline regional resettlement policy introduced before the election.
Anne Davies, Sean Nicholls and Linton Besser 'There are two types of people in the Labor Party,' says one senior NSW MP. ''Those who bent the knee and kissed Eddie's ring, and those who kept their distance because they thought him so odious.'
Rory Callinan and Rick Feneley, Manus Island First the people smugglers separated husband and wife. Now Kevin Rudd's Papua New Guinea solution has made it final.
Tom Arup A second mine has been approved by Environment Minister Mark Butler in Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness, dealing conservationists a fresh blow on the first day of the federal election campaign.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe, Igor O'Neill The political arms race on border protection appears to be having an effect, with signs boat arrivals are tapering off amid claims by the government that asylum seekers are turning against people...
Daniel Flitton Despite the recent violence and the growing tension between locals and asylum seekers, Nauru's government is committed to the cash cow that is the Pacific Solution.
Natalie O'Brien Teenage refugees joining the so-called queue in Indonesia to apply officially for protection visas, instead of jumping on a boat, say they are being told Australia will not take them until they are...
Bianca Hall Australia will send asylum seeker families to the tiny island nation of Nauru within weeks.
Michael Bachelard The Indonesian President's special conference to stop the flow of refugees has ended with a few small steps towards deterring people smugglers from working in the region, but no major breakthroughs.
James Robertson, Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Tony Burke says the government's PNG resettlement policy is working, despite recent boat arrivals including one in which five people are believed to have drowned on Tuesday.
Daniel Flitton and Michael Gordon The future for asylum seekers arriving by boat looks bleak no matter who wins government.
Andra Jackson Peter Qasim has been in Australia since 1998, having fled India, he says, after being tortured for standing up to the military.