The federal government led secret diplomatic efforts to frustrate a New Zealand-led push for nuclear disarmament, according to documents released under freedom of information laws.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility criteria that are reportedly before the federal government.
This time next week, Australians could be waking up to a blue new world.
A world away from the frantic scenes at Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, two Brisbane families prayed for hope.
Severe heatwaves and sweltering temperatures contributed to another record-breaking ''angry summer'' that will likely get worse, according to a Climate Council report.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will this week host the next bout of a 12-year battle over whether the Catholic Church can be sued for damages under common law, with lawyer and victim John Ellis once again facing off against Cardinal George Pell.
Paul Weeks moved to Perth in search of a better life after the Christchurch earthquakes and, finally, it seemed his life was heading on an exciting new phase.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has issued a warning to Sydney home buyers: prices don't always rise, they can fall, too. But he also says Australians should not think it is a bad thing foreign investors have been buying local homes in increasing numbers.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hosed down suggestions he has described Rupert Murdoch as a ‘‘demented plutocrat,’’ arguing the News Corp head is the ‘‘most normal’’ media mogul he knows.
Vietnamese air force planes have spotted two large oil slicks off the southern tip of Vietnam which may be from a missing Malaysian jetliner that was carrying 239 people, including six Australians.