Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have boarded a flight to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
Environment groups and traditional owners are concerned about the impact of a burst tank at a uranium mine in Kakadu National Park.
As world leaders gather in Soweto to remember the life of Nelson Mandela, the South African community in Australia is also paying its respects.
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The government is calling for public submissions on the extent of support diplomatic missions should provide to travellers and dual citizens.
Do young Australian Muslims have to choose between being Muslim or being Australian?
As the spying row with East Timor intensifies, activists have protested outside the Australian embassy in the country's capital, Dili.
The federal government is refusing to spend any more money propping up the nation's ailing car industry, amid reports General Motors plans to close its Holden...
The federal government has confirmed a group of suspected asylum seekers who've been living undetected on Christmas Island since arriving by boat earlier this...
When Nelson Mandela visited Australia months after his release from prison in 1990, he upset some Aboriginal activists. How do they feel today?
Within minutes of the news of Nelson Mandela's death being announced, world leaders were offering their unqualified admiration and respect for his achievements.
Nelson Mandela was devoid of self-pity and he reached out the same people who jailed him and brutalised him to preach "true reconciliation".
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, emerging in 1990 committed to democracy and negotiating a deal that led to universal suffrage and the country's first...
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In a move to help protect what's possibly the world's largest and oldest collection of rock art, guided tours have begun on the Burrup Peninsula in northwest...
A community health centre in Melbourne's western suburbs has launched a program to address domestic violence in the region's growing refugee populations.
There's been sharp criticism of the federal Government's decision to freeze permanent protection visas until mid-next year.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has added a Western Ugandan naming system and Mongolian calligraphy among others, on its list...
The federal government has approved $5 million for protecting Torres Strait islands from annual flooding by king tides after funding by the previous Labor...
The final three areas of Australia are switching off analog and moving to digital-only television.
The federal opposition has reacted angrily to a deal between the Coalition and the Greens to abolish the debt ceiling.
Australia's strained relationships with its neighbours;Progress towards a male contraceptive pill;Marking more than three decades of service to migrant women.
Lawyers for an asylum-seeker family with an Australian-born baby are in limbo after the federal government suspended permanent protection visa processing.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is preparing for face-to-face talks to salvage Australia's relationship with Indonesia.
An overhaul of Australia's oldest Land Rights Act is proving to be tricky business.
A young Liberian refugee is making a big name for himself on the athletics track in Queensland.
Tony Abbott says he will soon announce more measures to combat people smuggling after Labor and the Greens scuttled TPVs.
The federal Opposition has raised concerns about the Abbott government's commitment to multiculturalism, saying it doesn't understand the needs of the community....
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