A Canberra mother-to-be has pleaded for the prime minister to reverse a budget cut that removes a modest diet subsidy for people with a rare condition.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says a summit next week in Paris will reaffirm the resolve of the coalition forces to defeat Islamic State.
SBS managing director Michael Ebeid believes Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali brought extra attention to the Struggle Street series and influenced complaints.
Trade union delegates have committed to taking action which will see 50-50 representation for all elected ACTU and affiliate positions.
Victims of widespread abuse by clergy in the Ballarat diocese are bitterly disappointed in Gerald Ridsdale's evidence to the royal commission.
He was old, he was frail, and he was pushed to the ground by an "aggressive" cop, a witness has told a Sydney court.
A radicalisation expert says the children of IS recruit Khaled Sharrouf would face good reintegration prospects if allowed to return to Australia.
Arts Minister George Brandis says he'll be announcing the appointment of a prominent former Labor politician to a high-profile arts position very soon.
A counter-terrorism expert has criticised the prime minister's call for a debate on 'what it means to be an Australian,' saying it could further alienate those at...
The federal government plans to establish a small business and family enterprise ombudsman.
The federal government has changed its mind on the start date for farmers getting depreciation measures from 2016 to May 2015.
Three women and two men charged over the Good Friday murder of Perth father Travis Mills have appeared briefly in court.
Convicted pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale says he can't remember then Father George Pell during their time together in Ballarat.

Boost pension loans scheme: senators

Crossbench senators want to extend the pension loans scheme, arguing it's sensible, fair and will keep pension spending sustainable.
When George Alex told his former lover to "neck" herself in a series of terrorising emails, it was a serious case of domestic violence, a magistrate says.
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