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 Newly-minted Labor backbencher Alannah MacTiernan has hit out at the NAPLAN testing, saying it masks the true illiteracy rate in Australia.
Bianca Hall Australia's pineapple industry could be crippled and almost half of Queensland's crops wiped out by exotic diseases, the state's Agriculture Department has warned.
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 Australia will send asylum seeker families to the tiny island nation of Nauru within weeks.
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.
Bianca Hall First people denied resettlement under Labor's hardline policies arrived on Manus Island Wednesday night.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe Papua New Guinea and the Rudd government are at odds over what new infrastructure Australia will pay for as overseas aid under the controversial asylum-seeker deal.
Bianca Hall The government vastly underestimated the number of asylum seekers expected to arrive in Australia this financial year, with up to 25,000 now expected - almost five times more than initial forecasts.
Michael Gordon and Bianca Hall It was the foundation stone of Julia Gillard's plan to stop, or at least substantially slow, the flow of boats.
Bianca Hall In the searing heat and sweltering humidity of the PNG wet season, Julia Gillard paid her respects to civilian soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.
Bianca Hall A small group of asylum seekers decamped from their boat in a virtually uninhabited peninsula in the Northern Territory, and were only discovered a day later at a nearby airstrip.
Bianca Hall Private security company Serco's contracts with the government have blown out by $1.5 billion, as Australia's border protection system strains under the weight of increased flows of asylum seekers.
Bianca Hall Some of the Sri Lankan asylum seekers deported on Thursday did not speak with lawyers before they were expelled, Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has confirmed.
Matt O'Sullivan and Bianca Hall A surge in asylum seekers held in detention centres on Australia's mainland and Pacific island outposts is proving to be a growing money spinner for companies contracted by the Immigration Department.
Bianca Hall The British government has ruled out paying ''act of grace'' compensation to Australian soldiers deliberately exposed to nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga in South Australia 61 years ago.
Bianca Hall An Australian doctor who worked at the Manus Island detention centre has said the experience made him "ashamed to be an Australian".
Bianca Hall Asylum seekers are being given rewards for good behaviour in Christmas Island's detention centre, in an attempt to avoid a return to the tensions that led to riots and violent clashes with...
Bianca Hall Seven children sit in rapt attention in Dale Brittle's class at Christmas Island. But these kids - aged between five and seven - aren't like the others at the island's school.
Bianca Hall Seven children sit in rapt attention in Dale Brittle's class on Christmas Island. But these children - aged between five and seven - aren't like the others at the island's school.