All the fire-ravaged communities of the NSW Blue Mountains want for Christmas is a chance to rebuild, a community meeting has heard.
A former Qantas chief economist says the airline's response to its competition with Virgin is pulling it into the red, after the airline announced it faces a massive half-year loss and will slash 1,000 jobs.
Labor and the Greens have cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Government's border protection policy after an asylum seeker boat made it to Christmas Island undetected.
East Timor says the Australian Government knew it would call upon the testimony of four whistleblowers in its dispute regarding a $40 billion oil and gas treaty.
A young boy has died after he collided with a car while riding his bike in north Queensland.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says it remains committed to a front-of-pack labelling scheme, despite allegations it is trying to back away from a system agreed to earlier this year.
In the heart of iron ore country in Western Australia's Pilbara region, brothers Murray and Ray Kennedy are standing their ground against the mining industry.
Residents in fire-prone areas are being warned not to be complacent, despite the rain and snow across parts of New South Wales.
Fourteen suspected asylum seekers who came ashore at Christmas Island on Monday are now in custody, but authorities are still looking for another 14.
Holden has made the decision to pull out of Australia as early as 2016, according to senior Government ministers.
A surfer may have had a brush with a shark off the NSW coast without realising, authorities say.