Sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says the lack of women in Parliament has a direct impact on major issues affecting women.
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has declared the Labor Party needs new policy ideas and has outlined an ambitious goal to more than double its 44,000-strong membership.
A woman is in hospital after being set alight in central Sydney last night.
The Liberal Party should introduce mandatory quotas for women to help boost the number of females in Parliament, according to a long-serving Federal Government MP.
Bullets hit a man's pillow, mattress and elbow during Sydney's latest gun violence.
Six Australians were on board a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline says.
A second person has been charged over the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Sydney's west.
The NSW government should intervene after Santos was fined for contaminating an aquifer in the state's northwest, environmentalists and Labor say.
Tasmania's Opposition Leader has brushed off an opinion poll which suggests his party will sweep to victory next weekend for the first time since 1996. .
Victoria's planning minsiter says overseas buyers can help to transform suburbs and provide a jobs boost.
Fifteen fire crews were called in to tackle a large blaze in a storage facility at Loganholme, south of Brisbane, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said.
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