The High Court has struck down the ACT's same-sex marriage laws, upholding a challenge by the Abbott government.
The government has withdrawn funds set aside by Labor to give aged care workers pay rises, saying it was unionism by stealth.
A bronze cannon found on a Northern Territory beach suggests foreign contact with Australia before Captain Cook.
On the 30th anniversary of the floating of the Australian dollar, former prime minister Paul Keating has told caucus the decision boosted the economy.
An alligator, two boa constrictors and a menagerie of reptiles have been seized from a home at Dapto.
A man found with a brown dwarf pig at the Ashes Test in Brisbane has briefly faced court charged with animal cruelty.
Green groups say the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority must refuse to grant permits related to a huge dredging project in north Queensland.
Holden boss Mick Devereux says suggestions Holden would close manufacturing no matter what the government did are hypothetical.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces demands from Victoria and South Australia for hundreds of millions of dollars in the wake of Holden's production end.
Authorities report an increase in incidents relating to outdated and unregistered distress beacons wasting emergency services' time.
A worse than expected downturn in mining has put the Newman government's budget surplus promise in jeopardy.
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