Actor Hugh Jackman and supermodel Elle Macpherson were among hundreds of Australians at Buckingham Palace for a reception hosted by the Queen, but it was a cheeky Corgi-print outfit that really took the elderly monarch's fancy.October 14, 2011, 5:20 am
Two pilots from Australia and New Zealand are believed to be among four survivors of a plane crash in Papua New Guinea in which up to 28 people died.October 14, 2011, 5:11 am
Asylum seekers will be issued with bridging visas to live in the community and have the right to work under immigration rule changes unveiled by Julia Gillard in the wake of the collapse of the Malaysia Solution.October 14, 2011, 2:50 am
The Opposition has labelled the Government's backdown on offshore processing as a capitulation to the Greens.October 14, 2011, 2:49 am
In this game of blink between a stubborn Prime Minister and a win-at-any-cost Opposition Leader, the only winners will be the Greens.October 14, 2011, 2:48 am
The Federal Government may have flagged its intention to not build any more detention centres but it was not good news for Northam residents John and Cathy Edwards.October 14, 2011, 2:47 am
An immigration detention officer was kicked off Christmas Island and sacked after being caught in compromising circumstances with a female asylum seeker.October 14, 2011, 2:46 am
The Federal Government may intervene in Qantas' industrial relations storm after the airline said it had to ground planes because of work bans by engineers.October 14, 2011, 2:30 am
The increasingly acrimonious dispute between Qantas and three of its key unions representing long-haul pilots, engineers and baggage handlers is not about whether its staff are worthy of pay increases or improved conditions.October 14, 2011, 2:28 am
In a powerful blow to Qantas, the competition watchdog has given draft approval for arch rival Virgin Australia's proposed alliance with Singapore Airlines.October 14, 2011, 2:26 am
The Federal Government will process asylum seekers in Australia and increase the use of bridging visas, after it failed to secure passage of legislation aimed at resurrecting its Malaysian people swap deal.October 13, 2011, 3:00 pm
The Federal Opposition has accused the Gillard Government of “hiding under a blanket” over today’s vote on the Malaysia Solution.October 13, 2011, 9:30 am
Governments and regulators should look for platypuses among high paid bankers and financiers if the world is to avoid another global financial crisis, a senior Reserve Bank official said today.October 13, 2011, 7:28 am
WA Nationals MP Tony Crook will deliver the death blow today to Julia Gillard's bid to resurrect her people-swap deal with Malaysia.October 13, 2011, 2:50 am
Australia faces four more years of fighting over carbon pricing after Opposition Leader Tony Abbott yesterday "pledged in blood" he would tear up the carbon tax.October 13, 2011, 2:20 am
Twelve years ago, Kevin Rudd delivered one of his most ridiculously overblown statements to the House of Representatives.October 13, 2011, 2:17 am
WA firms have warned that they will be made less competitive by the carbon tax.October 13, 2011, 2:16 am
The Australian schoolboy detained in Bali for allegedly buying a small amount of cannabis is unlikely to be relocated to the harsh confines of the notorious Kerobokan jail.October 12, 2011, 4:15 pm
Australian charity workers have rescued 21 boys and girls - some as young as 12 - who were destined to be sent to work in brothels, bars and factories in Thailand's tourist areas.October 12, 2011, 6:07 am
A Labor MP's threat to quit politics immediately if there was a move against Julia Gillard's leadership has cruelled any realistic chance Defence Minister Stephen Smith had of being her replacement.October 12, 2011, 2:40 am
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