Lawyers are seeking Australian citizenship for a newborn baby at the heart of a dispute over whether he and his family should be returned to Nauru.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has backed RBA governor Glenn Stevens' comments indicating he would prefer an Australian dollar closer to 85 cents.
NSW Transport Minister Duncan Gay has launched the campaign Don't Trust Your Tired Self, aimed at cutting the number of fatigue-related crashes.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says launch sites for the national disability insurance scheme will now be referred to as trial sites.
The miners' union says government-owned power generator CS Energy is scrimping and saving on a wage deal to prime the business for sale.
A man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for the fatal stabbing of a Sydney brothel receptionist.
Tasmanian police have confirmed a body found in the Tamar River north of Launceston is that of Indian PhD student Natasha Narang .
Despite some improvements in NAPLAN results the NT is far behind in literacy and numeracy, and the government is forging ahead with teacher cuts.
Victorian families face increased tax, levies and public transport fares as the government tries to keep Victoria in the black.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda says Aboriginal missions should be included in the abuse royal commission.
Mick Gooda argues for a human rights-based approach to the contentious issue of alcohol management that's affecting indigenous communities.
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