Tony Abbott should apologise to Indonesia without delay. Even more importantly, he should establish a wide-ranging inquiry, preferably a royal commission, into Australia's intelligence and security agencies.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has doubled down on defiance, refusing to explain, review, or apologise for Australia's spying on Indonesian leaders that has caused such angst in Jakarta.
Governments too often favour residents' complaints about noise and the environment over the needs of industry, a senior transport chief warns.
A million visitors, half a million shoppers in the first 12 hours of shopping bonanza.
An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels reached the highest levels in human history last year, driven predominantly by Chinese growth, and are projected to surge even further in 2013.
Australians in full-time work are doing more unpaid overtime than ever, while the unemployed and those with a part-time job struggle to find enough to do, a new report shows.
Julie Egan cannot walk more than 10 steps before feeling like she might collapse with exhaustion. The 52-year-old has had countless operations on her legs, and takes at least 21 tablets a day.
The world will release more carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels in 2013 than any other year.
Australian bikinis are big in the Big Apple, with the opening of the largest Zimmermann store in the world in New York.