The Abbott government has moved to guillotine debate on the mining tax after clinching a deal with the Palmer United Party to repeal the tax but keep compensation.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has rounded on Liberal Premier Colin Barnett in a partyroom stoush on the amount of GST revenue Western Australia receives.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has ordered that no asylum seekers are to be sent to Manus Island, instead funnelling them to the small Pacific Island of Nauru.
An Australian man who fathered twins through a surrogate mother in Thailand has reportedly been charged with sexually abusing the children and possession of child pornography.
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The Kurtley Beale experiment appears to be over with the Wallabies playmaker benched for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Perth on Saturday.
Former NSW treasurer Eric Roozendaal has admitted to a corruption inquiry that he knew his Labor colleague Joe Tripodi was feeding information from his office to a company linked to Nathan Tinkler and did nothing to stop it.
Proposed changes to copyright law would mirror Labor's dumped internet filter and would not curb online piracy, the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has said.
Star centre Lauren Jackson to also miss start of WNBL season for Canberra Capitals.