Prime Minister Tony Abbott has not ruled out Australia becoming involved in the conflict in Syria and trying to strike at the heart of Islamic State militants operating across the Iraqi border.
Australia's refugee intake should be boosted as part of the Abbott government's humanitarian efforts in the Middle East, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said, as he outlined clear parameters governing Labor's support for military action in Iraq.
Leading medical researchers have urged politicians not to let the federal government's proposed $20 billion fund for medical research become a victim of the divisive debate about the $7 GP co-payment fee.
Tony Abbott has moved to scale back expectations of the Iraq foray, arguing military intervention is not an attempt to establish a pluralist democracy in the war-torn country but an attempt to defeat an enemy that will come looking for us soon enough.
Tony Abbott has signalled his conviction that a referendum recognising indigenous Australians is more likely to succeed if it is "spiritually ambitious" but legally conservative.
Australian special forces soldiers will likely join Iraqi troops out on the battlefield to direct air strikes and provide close mentoring on combat operations, experts say.
Labor leader Bill Shorten faces his biggest test yet before the trade union royal commission with claims he oversaw an employment deal that lowered wages for hundreds of mushroom-pickers in return for unusual payments to the union he led at the time.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has moved to lock in the International Court of Justice’s decision against Japan’s Antarctic kill, in the first global summit on whaling since Australia’s win.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey wants Arthur Sinodinos to return to the front bench, saying the former assistant treasurer is "a man of great personal integrity".
Australians would pay more to legally download music and movies under federal government proposals to tackle online piracy, with the vast bulk of the extra revenue flowing to overseas companies rather than the local production sector, according to two of the country's top economists.
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Photos from the 1950s - 2009
WITH that much needed rain the course is looking great ready for the summer season.
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