Bill Shorten will move a private member's bill on marriage equality in Parliament on Monday.
Dual nationals who take part in - or support - acts of terror could be stripped of their Australian citizenship, under controversial new laws to go before...
The AFL is pushing to get more support behind the Recognise campaign ahead of the its Indigenous round that kicks off on Friday.
Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis displayed "delusional self-importance" when he complained to a human rights group about receiving hate mail, the siege inquest...
Australia has resettled just over 400 Rohingya in the past seven years, it has been confirmed, amid calls for the international community to do more to help...
Mick Malthouse has been sacked as Carlton coach, with John Barker to replace him on an interim basis.
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UN calls for more Nepal quake aid

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Academics and educators have called on governments and institutions to focus attention on preserving Indigenous languages.
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Blog: The Emerald isle turns into a rainbow nation

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The dress code for the immigration department now specifies that it's inappropriate for staff to wear onesies and ugg boots to work.
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In pictures: Vivid 2015

Sydney's Vivid Festival, which is a described as a festival of Light, Music and Ideas, will light up Sydney until Monday, June 8, 2015.
See more of the animals and people Amos met while filming Cora's Pet Project in this gallery of behind the scenes photos.
A collection of world-class paintings produced by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generation, once considered lost, were returned home two years ago. But many of the stories of the artists remained in the dark – until now.
Christine Milne was a Tasmanian school teacher before she entered politics and became the leader of Australia's third largest political party.
The agony and ecstasy of bringing a child into the world is often shrouded in mystery. But increasingly, it's finding its way into the public realm through birth photography - polarising opinions, even capturing headlines around censorship.
While reporting from Nepal, Dateline's Meggie Palmer tweeted photos of the devastation and recovery efforts.
Several Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday in violent clashes with young people after the funeral of a black man who died in police custody, and local law enforcement warned of a threat by gangs.
Follow Catherine Scott's journey through Vietnam in this series of behind the scenes photos from her trip.