As he has for much of his extraordinary life in the saddle, champion WA jockey Damien Oliver put his emotions to one side yesterday and prepared to ride another winner.October 17, 2012, 2:00 am
Update, 1.40pm: A group of Sinhalese asylum seekers are in police custody in the Sri Lankan city of Matara after seizing a fishing vessel in a bid to get to Australia.October 18, 2012, 11:55 am
A fresh round of carbon tax compensation TV advertisements could hit the airwaves, a Senate Estimates committee has heard.October 18, 2012, 7:56 am
Taxpayers have spent almost $2 million for outside experts to assist Fair Work Australia's long-running probe into suspended Labor MP Craig Thomson, a Senate committee has been told.October 18, 2012, 5:36 am
Australia's $1.1 billion Parliament House is falling down.October 16, 2012, 5:35 am
Fair Work Australia has laid charges against independent MP Craig Thomson over claims he misused union funds.October 15, 2012, 1:29 pm
A suspected asylum seeker boat has been intercepted off Christmas Island with 53 people aboard.October 12, 2012, 12:22 pm
A lawyer for the Melbourne man charged with murdering ABC staffer Jill Meagher has applied to suppress his image amid "unprecedented attention" surrounding the case.October 11, 2012, 7:46 am
Julia Gillard may be unpopular with Australian voters but her attack on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has won global support.October 11, 2012, 5:56 am
Key independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott have revealed they encouraged Peter Slipper to resign as Speaker before they sided with Labor to prevent him being sacked.October 11, 2012, 5:54 am
Tony Abbott has accused Julia Gillard of using her sex to deflect legitimate criticism, stepping up the gender warfare between the two leaders in the wake of Peter Slipper's resignation.October 11, 2012, 5:51 am
An investigation is under way and a Defence air-traffic controller is being suspended after two Qantas aircraft came within seconds of colliding over Darwin last week.October 10, 2012, 11:07 am
The Reserve Bank has signalled more interest rate cuts to jump-start the housing sector after voicing concerns about the slowdown in the jobs market.October 10, 2012, 5:50 am
Even in a hung Parliament where the Government rides by the seat of its pants, it was high-risk for Julia Gillard to install Peter Slipper as Speaker.October 10, 2012, 5:49 am
Julia Gillard's hold on power has been rocked by Peter Slipper's resignation as Speaker last night after widespread condemnation over sexist and offensive text messages he sent to a former staffer.October 10, 2012, 5:20 am
Newly elected Speaker Anna Burke hopes to serve federal parliament with distinction after becoming Australia’s second female speaker.October 9, 2012, 6:27 pm
Indonesian police have arrested 80 Pakistanis and 17 Afghans stranded after their boat hit a reef as they tried to reach Australia’s Christmas Island.October 9, 2012, 5:42 pm
Peter Slipper has declared that he won't be continuing as Speaker of the Federal Parliament.October 9, 2012, 4:25 pm
The Reserve Bank is pinning its hope on an improvement in the jobs market on interest rate cuts boosting the construction sector.October 9, 2012, 9:49 am
Australia has become the world's 12th biggest economy as it continues to out-grow recession-ravaged parts of Europe.October 9, 2012, 8:01 am
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