The Australian Christian Lobby has backed a proposal by the federal attorney-general to incorporate the ICCPR into the same-sex marriage legislation.
A sailor on a solo around-the-world trip has been rescued from the Indian Ocean thousands of kilometres from Perth.
Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt has "emphatically" denied allegations he sexually assaulted a woman on Sydney's eastern beaches in the 1970s,
A provocative mural featuring Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell celebrating same-sex marriage has become a meeting point for Catholics to pray.
The archaeologist who unearthed Mungo Man has called on the government to fund a memorial to Aboriginal people who died as a result of European settlement.
Queensland Parliament's employment policies have come under question after a man with criminal record for child pornography was employed by an Labor minister
Fixed-wing shark patrols are set to begin along Adelaide's coastline.
Incumbent Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk may snatch back marginal seats from the Liberal National Party, the latest Newspoll suggests.
John Alexander may be punished for doing the right thing by quitting over his citizenship status as ex-NSW premier Kristina Keneally polls well in Bennelong.
Unions have criticised WA's Labor government for plans to slash 800 Education Department jobs by March.
Two more pro-asylum seeker protesters who targeted a Liberal Party fundraiser last week have been arrested over the violent rally.

Tony Abbott mural painted over

A provocative Sydney mural showing Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell as lovers has been painted over, with the culprits labelling it as "pornography".
Dylan Voller watched on as it was recommended the Don Dale Detention Centre was closed for good, after a photo of his own horrific treatment sparked a Royal...
Parents, teachers and academics will tell federal Labor where priorities should lie in making the most of schools funding at a forum in Melbourne.
A race club staff member remains in an induced coma and is fighting for life at Royal Perth Hospital after he was struck by lightning.

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Australia has given same-sex marriage a resounding Yes but some electorates with high immigrant populations voted No.
Australians have voted to support same-sex marriage - and the ball is now in the court of federal parliament to make it happen.