Attorney-General George Brandis has stood by his previous statements that he only became personally involved in the Bell Group litigation on March 3, 2016.
Australia’s former Chief of Army is calling for a national day of domestic violence remembrance.
AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin says the man involved in the car explosion outside an Australian Christian Lobby office was motivated by suicide.
The head of ASIO says the cohort of Australians being influenced by Islamic State ideology is getting younger.
Officials say they are still unsure, and may never know, about what triggered a disease outbreak which forced the closure of seven Queensland prawn farms.
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A new report shows Australia's direct carbon pollution emissions increased by 2.2 per cent in the 2015/16 financial year.
Labor's Mark McGowan says he will boost funding to make WA a great tourism destination but little extra has been provided for international students.
An auditor-general report has found many of the federal government's Centrelink compliance measures are ineffective.
A parliamentary inquiry into the Racial Discrimination Act has recommended that no major changes be made to the section of the Act that covers freedom of speech.
A clearly hurt Ahmed Fahour has spoken out against Pauline Hanson's criticisms of his pay and faith at a Senate hearing.
A parliamentary committee has not recommended any change to section 18C of race hate speech laws.
Benefits available to former premiers of Western Australia have been significantly reduced, the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal has announced.
The federal government is proposing to hit North Korea with new sanctions over its controversial missile programs.
Australian Federal Police officers have charged a man over alleged terror offences in southern NSW.

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