The Victorian Government has become Australia's first to introduce laws expunging historic convictions for gay sex.
MSF Australia has called on the Australian government to go beyond pledging millions of dollars to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea is due to consider whether an appeal against the lawfulness of the Manus Island detention centre be allowed to resume today.
Transmission rates of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis have reached their highest levels ever recorded in Australia.
The Human Rights Commission hopes to inject more cultural competency into Australian businesses with a new online tool to assess how well they encourage diversity. 
The man who ruled Fiji for eight years by decree has pulled off a stunning election victory in the country's first poll since 2006.

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Opposition parties say they do not accept the overwhelming Fijian election victory of former rear admiral and coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama and allege systematic...
Muslim communities are being called on to stand as one following major anti-terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane.
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At least three million people around the world are stateless, but the United Nations says the figure could actually be more than 10 million.
A Sydney law firm has accused Malaysia Airlines of denying adequate compensation to the families of MH17 air crash victims.
Anger at the living conditions faced by many Muslims living overseas, not religious ideology, is apparently leading young Australians to join extremist...
As the Australian government sends millions of dollars to Ebola-ravaged African nations, a former aid worker is calling for Australian troops on the ground.
The Islamic Society of the Gold Coast says it hasn't yet given up plans for what would be the second mosque in the Queensland region.
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