Labor MP Melissa Parke wants Australia to pressure Israel over its foreign policy, but her comments have been harshly criticised by a party colleague.
The federal government's direct action plan will establish a $2.55 billion fund to help Australia meet its five per cent target for reducing carbon emissions.
At least one person has been killed as violent protests continue across Burkina Faso.
The former head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi, is Pakistan's candidate for the presidency of the International Cricket Council.
On Tuesday in the United States, voters head to the polls for what are termed the country's "mid-term" elections.
Senator Nova Peris has addressed the Senate regarding leaked private emails used in media reports of an extra-marital affair with fellow Olympian Ato Boldon.
A deal between the Palmer United Party and the federal government means the government's $2.55-billion Direct Action climate laws appear set to become law.
The Federal Government says police and spy agencies would have a better chance of catching terrorists and other criminals under a new mandatory data-retention...
Tony Abbott won't be adding extra taxpayers' money to the $2.55 billion emissions reduction fund.
The Syrian regime has been accused of bombing a camp for displaced persons, with the US saying it is "horrified" by reports of the "barbaric" attack.
Australians heading overseas to fight with terrorist organisations will be arrested under tough new counter-terrorism laws that have passed parliament.
The UN and European Union have condemned Moscow's support for elections to be held in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists.
The Senate will not be allowed to adjourn on Thursday until a vote has been taken on the government's Direct Action legislation.
The government has introduced its data retention legislation to the lower house.