Spy agencies will be given new powers to access computers and monitor online communications amid growing fears about the terrorism threat posed by Australians fighting in the Middle East.
The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Australian Capital Territory like New Hampshire. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation has unveiled a massive wellbeing matching machine able to match living standards throughout the world in eight categories, including safety, health, income and access to services.
If Clive Palmer gets his way, the architecture of Australia's emissions trading scheme will stay in place.
Senior Bureau of Statistics officials have admitted they read trade magazines and newspapers to keep on top of changes in the amount of foreign investment in Australia's residential property, because their collection of such data is too patchy.
Abbott government warned over proposed $7 doctor fee as a report shows indigenous people are three times as likely to die of an avoidable cause as non-indigenous people.
Prosecutors in Bali have asked that Sydney-based Leeza Ormsby be sentenced to one year and three months in jail for using cannabis.
Controversial Muslim writer and activist Uthman Badar claims organisers of the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas ‘‘insisted’’ he speak on the subject ‘'Honour killings are morally justified' rather than the topic he originally wanted.
Most of the Australians fighting with jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq are not dual nationals, the Abbott government has revealed, meaning it will be effectively impossible to stop them coming home.
Outsourcing more ABC television productions to commercial producers would not diminish the quality of programming or the broadcaster's identity, according to the independent production sector.
It was a simple but poignant gesture that said more than words ever could.