Cases against Andrew Farley, Mike Kelly and Marieke Hardy show that Twitter users can be held to account for their comments
Michaela Whitbourn A teenager, a former Labor MP and a prominent columnist share an unlikely bond: they are among the first publishers in Australia to be sued over slurs on social media.
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders The Royal Commission into union corruption could fatally wound Bill Shorten’s leadership. Or so Tony Abbott hopes. But the PM should be careful what he wishes for.
Peter Martin Qantas and a key shareholder in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia's top competition regulator has warned.
James Massola, Matt O'Sullivan Government plans to unshackle Qantas from foreign ownership restrictions could clear the way for the airline to shift jobs overseas and outsource maintenance.
James Massola Labor elder statesman Martin Ferguson says the ALP should support the return of the Coalition's construction watchdog, industrial relations reforms and warned Australia's high labour costs and low...
Jacqueline Maley Australia's Defence Force Chief, General David Hurley, knows better than most that while you can train troops for war, it is much harder to train them for coming home.
Tony Wright ''Ladies and gentlemen,'' announced wedding celebrant Roger Munson, ''I have the great privilege of introducing to you Chris and Ivan, husband and husband.''
Emma Partridge An internal investigation will look at why police failed to act on the reported abuse of a seven-year-old just before he died from injuries initially blamed on a pogo stick accident, but later...
Dan Harrison The marriage of Canberra couple Narell Majic and Ash Watson was so fresh they had not even received their wedding rings, which were not ready in time for the ceremony on Tuesday.
Tom Allard The former senior spy who blew the whistle on alleged Australian bugging of East Timor's government took his case to the intelligence watchdog but it did not investigate and advised him to get a...
Ross Peake Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a huge boost to the proposal to create an Arlington-style national war cemetery in Canberra
The father of an Australian man serving a 20-year sentence for the murder of a Bulgarian student has called on the prime minister to intervene.
Stephanie Wood It was clearly an emotional moment. ''I'm really, really proud to have been able to shake the hands of some of these amazing people,'' said Therese Rein, mingling with Australian soldiers at Tarin...
Michael Inman Australia's domestic spy agency has lost a legal battle to censor the details of alleged foreign espionage activities by a friendly nation.
Matthew Raggatt Could the 'lyrebird step' replace the Harlem Shake as the next online dance craze?
Melissa Fyfe and Grace Dobell Volkswagen can ignore Australia while issuing recalls for similar faults in its vehicles in other countries.
Chris Johnson, Emma Macdonald
Chris Johnson, Emma Macdonald The ACT will lead the nation with the largest of three trial launches for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, after Chief Minister Katy Gallagher agreed to join with the federal government in...
Ben Butler A DISCRIMINATION watchdog has warned Australia's biggest trucking group, Toll Holdings, it must do more to prevent sexual harassment following an incident in which senior executives donned aprons...
Chris Johnson Canberra's federal politicians have accepted the occasional free flight upgrade, sporting and festival ticket, overseas junket or bottle of wine, but they appear to have quickly declared them all on...
Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon concedes the Migration Act may have to be amended after the High Court's ruling paving the way for asylum seekers deemed security risks to be granted visas.