Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside suggestions he is engaged in a power grab to take over portfolio responsibilities from colleagues including the Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Agriculture ministers.
It was television news that changed the world, forced wealthy Western audiences in their living rooms to confront pitiful, starving African children and drove Irish rocker Bob Geldof on a quest to end poverty.
Two people arrested after police raid three more homes in Goulburn as part of an ongoing drug investigation.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says shootings in Canada bears the hallmarks of a Islamic State terrorist attack, as authorities prepare to boost security around Parliament House in Canberra.
Newcrest Mining has told a proxy advisor it engaged in a bidding war for Sandeep Biswas' services prior to hiring the former Rio Tinto man as its managing director.
The campaign to end live exports has reignited after new vision emerged showing the cruel mistreatment of Australian animals in Middle Eastern countries.
Comedian Josh Thomas and Liberal MP Wyatt Roy have gone tweet to tweet over asylum seeker policy - and it got personal.
Australia's Defence Chief Mark Binskin says international forces may have to undertake a longer-term role training Iraqi forces beyond the immediate job of stopping the Islamic State.
A body has been found floating in Sydney Harbour just off the shore of Balmain East.
Boart Longyear has confirmed that private equity and distressed debt firm Centerbridge Partners will take control of the fiscally challenged driller in a deal worth over $US300 million ($342 million).