Refugee advocates are demanding more than 500 boat people on Christmas Island be processed in Australia immediately instead of deported as the Gillard Government promised.July 23, 2011, 2:18 am
The Defence Department has come under fire for endangering the safety of Diggers after admitting yesterday it did not centrally collect and analyse injuries that soldiers suffered on deployment.July 22, 2011, 5:45 am
Asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island began rioting for the third night last night, only hours after Australian Federal Police reinforcements arrived, and amid increasing speculation the Federal Government has finalised an asylum swap deal with Malaysia.July 22, 2011, 5:41 am
Illegal workers are a bigger problem for Australia's immigration system than boat people, an official report says, prompting the Federal Government to introduce tougher penalties for bosses caught using them.July 22, 2011, 5:38 am
The Catholic Church in Australia will resist any push to force priests to report sins of child abuse they hear when taking confession.July 22, 2011, 5:33 am
Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has been sentenced to five months' home detention for breaching suppression orders by naming sex offenders.July 21, 2011, 9:29 am
Qantas says its future is in China, the world's second biggest and fastest growing aviation market, but the Australian icon needs its staff to embrace radical change to succeed.July 21, 2011, 6:22 am
A surge of British Serco officers have been arriving on Christmas Island since the start of the year in a bid to toughen up practices at the privately run detention centre.July 21, 2011, 2:40 am
More Australians are relying on social media such as Facebook to find a partner, with one in seven people aged 25 to 34 finding someone online, a survey has found.July 20, 2011, 5:41 am
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has claimed the Gillard Government's so-called Malaysia solution has already seen a drop in the number of asylum seekers arriving by boat.July 20, 2011, 5:40 am
Qantas is at the crossroads of its 91-year history and the options are diminishing rapidly.July 19, 2011, 6:34 am
Qantas is facing a crisis on its international services as its share of traffic continues to decline and passengers, in growing numbers, choose their airline on price and schedule and not safety.July 19, 2011, 5:53 am
Former AFL player Andrew Lovett told police that a woman he is accused of raping could not have mistaken him for his teammate Jason Gram.July 18, 2011, 4:47 pm
The war in Afghanistan is dangerously close to becoming "Vietnam all over again" for a new generation of wounded and injured soldiers returning home battered and broken, a WA veterans' advocate says.July 18, 2011, 5:33 am
Former prime minister John Howard says Australia should look again at industrial relations laws, complaining the Labor Party has tilted the balance too far in favour of unions.July 18, 2011, 5:31 am
WA has the strongest economy in the country and should keep thriving if the Chinese economy keeps growing, according to the latest CommSec report.July 18, 2011, 2:25 am
A new package will help community workers provide support for survivors of human trafficking.July 17, 2011, 10:08 am
IVF experts have reacted with dismay to a reported plan by the organiser of the world's first IVF lottery to bring it to Australia.July 17, 2011, 9:04 am
Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby's family don't want to get their hopes up over apparent new evidence claiming the beautician may have been set up.July 17, 2011, 8:50 am
On its final mission, the space shuttle Atlantis has captured an unforgettable view of the Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis, during its orbit through the southern hemisphere.July 16, 2011, 3:33 pm
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