Bianca Hall As citizenship ceremonies and barbecues fire up across the country for Australia Day, a senior government MP called for migrants to speak English as their main language.
Michael Bachelard, in Cikole, Indonesia and Bianca Hall Survivors from a boat that sank off the south of Java said they had raised the alarm with Australian authorities, passing on their exact location at least 24 hours before their boat sank with the...
Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.
Bianca Hall Australia will send asylum seeker families to the tiny island nation of Nauru within weeks.
Bianca Hall Melbourne asylum seekers engaged in a hunger strike could have just days to live.
Jewel Topsfield, Bianca Hall Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has provoked a storm of controversy over his suggestion that it is an injustice that public schools receive the majority of government funding.
Bianca Hall AUSTRALIA's police commissioners want to help draft laws that would allow them to access the public's telecommunications data for up to two years.
Bianca Hall Controversial radio shock jock Alan Jones has been ordered to undergo ''factual accuracy'' training, and to use fact-checkers, in another damaging blow to his credibility.
Bianca Hall Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has hit back at Australia's top research universities.
Bianca Hall The business sector has called on the states and territories to back Prime Minister Julia Gillard's plan to give every student the chance to study an Asian language by 2025.
Daniel Flitton and Bianca Hall A Tamil refugee branded a security threat by ASIO and held in detention in Melbourne has attempted to take his life.
Daniel Flitton, Bianca Hall A TAMIL refugee branded a security threat by ASIO and held in detention in Melbourne has attempted to take his life, following a suicide attempt last week by another Tamil man in Sydney.
Exclusive Bianca Hall IS $2 BILLION a year too much to help Australia's most impoverished people?
Bianca Hall MOVED by the stories of hardship in immigration detention centres, Australians are sending letters, parcels and goods to detainees to remind them they are not forgotten.
Bianca Hall Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will have wide-ranging powers under new laws unveiled yesterday to determine how many AFL and NRL matches are broadcast weekly on free-to-air television.
Bianca Hall First it was scones, then it was fracking, now Country Women's Association branches in the NSW and Victorian border communities are taking on the federal government's NBN plans.
Bianca Hall, Dan Harrison Embattled Speaker Peter Slipper regularly spent more than $300 on limousine rides between his Sunshine Coast home and Brisbane airport, once making the trip three times in a single day, documents...
Bianca Hall A group of education consultants is urging Australian parents to withdraw their children from next month's annual NAPLAN tests, saying they are damaging children's creativity.
Bianca Hall A GROUP of education consultants is encouraging Australian parents to withdraw their children from next month's annual NAPLAN tests, saying they are damaging children's creativity.
Bianca Hall Fifteen years ago, the bid to create Australia's first bionic eye relied on university researchers pillaging old stereos for parts.