Australia is leading by example in hunting down global tax cheats by implementing recommendations from the OECD.

Sweeping new anti-terror laws on way

Sweeping new anti-terror laws to be introduced into parliament reportedly include five-year jail terms for radical preachers who urge extremist acts.
A high profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners, but is that fair?
Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the ongoing Iraq crisis.
It's polling day in New Zealand and it's raining but voters are being urged to get out and vote.
Ms Bishop joined US Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers at a Security Council session in New York on Friday to discuss the campaign to...
The US creator of Slush Puppie machines, serving icy sweet drinks and featuring a logo with a ski hat-wearing floppy-eared dog, has died.

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Alibaba hits the boards of the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker code, "BABA" after successfully raising $22 billion, and closing its first trading day 38...
A forum has been held in Sydney to address the high numbers of Aboriginal children living in out-of-home care.
Adelaide Zoo's giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi were close but "didn't quite get right" their mating attempt.
A furniture retailer has mistakenly emailed customers to announce it has launched 'in a new country,' in an apparent bungle over the result of Scotland's...
Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australia has been on the national agenda for a long time, but is back in the headlines with the news that the Prime...
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In pictures: Scotland referendum

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points. Queues of voters, some wearing traditional kilts and tartan hats, snaked outside polling stations.

In pictures: Fiji votes

Fijians are voting in the nation's first election since a 2006 coup, with the military on stand-by in case violence flares but police reporting no problems in early polling.
Hurricane Odile has whipped through the popular beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, uprooting trees, dumping heavy rain and forcing thousands of tourists to take cover in emergency shelters.
Tony Abbot arrived in the Northern Territory for a week long stay where he will meet with local employers, their workers and visit remote communities ahead of his election commitment to Indigenous Australians of north east Arnhem land.
Campaigns for and against Scottish independence are entering its final stages. The referendum could end the three centuries old union between Scotland and England, creating Europe's newest country since the collapse of Yugoslavia.
More than 1,000 protesters have paraded through Hong Kong against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy.
Commemorations in PNG and Australia will mark the 100th anniversary of engagement on 11 September 1914 and the soldiers who fought and were the first to die for their country in the First World War.
A much anticipated Apple product launch has included iPhones with large screens, a smartwatch and a new mobile wallet.
Dame Marie Bashir was honoured for her 13 years of service as Governer of New South Wales. She was escorted by a full military honour guard for the official opening of the second session of the 55th parliament. The parade was also used to farewell the Governor who will be replaced by Defence force chief General David Hurley.

Marin Cilic wins US Open

Marin Cilic clinched his first Grand Slam title Monday against Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory in the 2014 US Open final.