Islamic State has urged its supporters to go out and kill civilians of the West, including Australians, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the nation will have to sacrifice freedoms for security against terrorism in what he called these "darkening times".
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has been accused of peddling misinformation about the New Zealand welfare system in his push to restrict dole payments to the young.
The federal government has backtracked on key elements of its new anti-terror laws, agreeing to include specific protections against spy agents using torture against detained suspects.
Giving taxpayer funding to private colleges would have disastrous consequences for Australia's higher education sector and could drive some universities out of the market, according to one of the country's most influential vice-chancellors.
Australians have been warned that their freedoms might have to be restricted for the sake of national security, as the government prepares to introduce counter-terrorism laws to crack down on Australians fighting for militant or terrorist groups.
Former Prime Minister John Howard says he "couldn't believe it" when it was revealed that Saddam Hussein did not possess any weapons capable of mass destruction.
Bob Carr has suggested Julia Gillard's claim that he was a “lazy” foreign minister for Labor could be payback for his decision to support her leadership rival Kevin Rudd. And Mr Carr has denied he ever admitted he struggled to keep up with demands of modern politics because he was more settled into his retirement than he realised.
Former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will be sentenced for fraud on Wednesday.
Followers of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack by any means possible civilians of the West, including Australia, in a chilling exhortation posted online purportedly by the militant group's chief spokesman.
Powers sought by federal government to fight terror threats
School holiday guide
Featherdale Wildlife Park shows of it's new emu chicks and Ngukkur the croc comes out of hibernation.
FOR Coast to Coast RV Services in Auburn, the focus is on ability, not disability.
DAMIEN Leith has certainly come a long way since winning Australian Idol in 2006.
A masked man with a baseball bat tried to rob a store in Prospect on Friday.
A 15-year-old boy was indecently touched by an older man outside Blacktown railway station on Wednesday.