Environment Minister Greg Hunt has insisted his Direct Action program can achieve the agreed 5 per cent pollution reduction target and will be rigoriously verified, despite widespread doubts the policy can work.
Julia Gillard's conduct as a lawyer was "questionable" and evidence in the Royal Commission into trade unions "supports a finding" that she received money from her allegedly corrupt former boyfriend Bruce Wilson, counsel assisting the inquiry has said.
The letters that spell out ANZAC have been stolen from the commemorative site at the North Beach in Turkey.
Julie Bishop has swapped mobile phone numbers in what she says was a "warm and engaging" first official conversation with her Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi.
A senate committee has declined to call for a royal commission into abuse in the Australian Defence Force, instead leaving the decision to the Abbott government.
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to climate change being on the agenda at the G-20 summit in Brisbane - but discussions will come under the heading of energy efficiency.
The Australian government would join a controversial Chinese-led infrastructure bank if Beijing can meet global governance standards, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says, despite reports that cabinet's National Security Committee had found against it on strategic grounds.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sought to hose down expectations police will use a new scheme requiring telecommunications companies to store customer records for two years to prosecute Australians who illicitly download programs such as Game of Thrones.
Newspapers went too far in publishing salacious personal emails between ALP Senator Nova Peris and Trinidadian athlete Ato Boldon, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Victorian Premier Denis Napthine will campaign together for the first time on Friday.
THE friendly rural community of Killabakh will be hosting its 28th annual arts and craft exhibition tomorrow (Saturday) ...
AS expected, Wingham High School achieved extraordinary results at the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza in Scone on October ...
Drovers at Wherrol Flat on a muster from Cooplacurripa to Wingham Showground
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PROJECTS by more than 25 Wingham High School students will feature in the 2014 Manning Great Lakes High ...
GREEN slime slushies and burgers covered in spiders welcomed daring customers to Wingham Takeaway today (Friday).
THE only Mid North racecourse to enjoy the excitement, glitz and glamour of the "race that stops a ...