Qantas has grounded its entire domestic and international fleets indefinitely and announced the lockout of all employees covered by the agreements that are currently in dispute.October 29, 2011, 2:23 pm
The killing of three Diggers and wounding of another seven by an Afghan soldier on Saturday is troubling on several fronts.October 31, 2011, 2:02 am
About 200 Afghan soldiers have been stripped of their weapons and confined to barracks after three Australian soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan soldier in Southern Afghanistan yesterday.October 30, 2011, 9:08 am
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the "dramatic escalation" in the dispute between Qantas and three unions necessitated the Government using rarely used powers to intervene.October 29, 2011, 7:09 pm
Commonwealth countries have agreed to abolish a 17th century rule governing the monarchy that will clear the way for a firstborn daughter of Prince William and his wife Catherine to become Queen.October 29, 2011, 2:50 am
When Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901, her second-born child and eldest son Albert became king.October 29, 2011, 2:48 am
The centrepiece of planned Commonwealth reforms - the appointment of a human rights watchdog - was buried for good yesterday as hopes for a historic change within the organisation gradually fell victim to stalemate.October 29, 2011, 2:47 am
Just one country would be able to stop the Commonwealth intervening on human rights abuses under a face-saving compromise thrashed out by foreign affairs ministers yesterday.October 28, 2011, 2:50 am
Julia Gillard will today announce a $36 million research centre aimed at lifting millions of Africans from starvation.October 28, 2011, 2:46 am
The Gillard Government hopes to ram the mining tax through the Lower House by the end of next month amid claims there are still "unresolved issues" surrounding the plan.October 28, 2011, 2:40 am
Travel chaos is set to return tomorrow after the Transport Workers Union, which represents baggage handlers, caterers and ground staff, rejected a new pay offer from Qantas.October 27, 2011, 4:44 am
Much criticised Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has defended his country's human rights record and accused critics, including Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, of being taken in by propaganda.October 27, 2011, 2:50 am
Commonwealth foreign affairs ministers looked set to scuttle plans for a human rights watchdog last night in a bid to break the impasse over critical reforms aimed at overhauling the organisation.October 27, 2011, 2:48 am
The Commonwealth needs to find new tools to call recalcitrant countries such as Fiji and Zimbabwe to account other than simply banning them from the organisation, Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd says.October 27, 2011, 2:46 am
Strike chaos is set to return when Qantas baggage handlers, caterers and ground staff stop work for one hour on Friday.October 26, 2011, 3:58 pm
The centrepiece of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was in danger of collapse last night, with key countries refusing to back plans for a human rights watchdog and a deadlock emerging on what to do about Sri Lanka.October 26, 2011, 2:50 am
Julia Gillard says Sri Lanka must answer serious human rights abuse claims raised by the United Nations but signalled the country's President will not face arrest on war crimes charges during his time in Australia.October 26, 2011, 2:48 am
Mining billionaires rubbed shoulders with African ministers, Australian politicians and Nobel Prize winners at the first day of the Commonwealth Business Forum, where organisers hope $10 billion worth of deals will be done.October 26, 2011, 2:47 am
Security in central Perth has gone into overdrive ahead of the arrival of the Queen today, with a visible police presence and electronic screening in place at the main Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting venue.October 26, 2011, 2:46 am
Media representatives have accused the Department of Immigration of attempting to censor asylum-seeker issues.October 26, 2011, 2:10 am
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