For the fourth time this week, the Abbott government has resorted to sophistry as it muddles around trying to disguise what many are now calling policy chaos.Liberals and Nationals that is.You would think their leadership would know better, given the low rate of success to date.
Jackson Tuckwell, the Australian teenager thought to have suffered methanol poisoning in Bali, was jubilant on Wednesday night as he celebrated his 18th birthday out on the town.
Differences within federal Cabinet over budget policy versus political strategy have raised speculation of tensions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Australian cricketers are continuing to rally around injured batsman Phillip Hughes, who remains in an induced coma in St Vincent's Hospital after being struck on the head by a cricket ball.
The two biggest tobacco companies in Australia have begun a campaign to undermine the nation's plain packaging laws, ahead of a Department of Health review of the effectiveness of the regulations.
Australians need to start talking more about the trade-offs we have to make to achieve important economic objectives, Dr Parkinson says.
Immigration minister Scott Morrison is under mounting pressure from crossbench senators to compromise if legislation to restore temporary protection visas is to pass into law next week.
Pedestrians have welcomed the trial of countdown timers at six busy intersections in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Chatswood.
The Australian sharemarket finished relatively flat as gains from Woolworths and the banks offset weak performances from the energy and mining sectors.
Woolworths' stock has very mixed appeal among analysts despite the positive news that came out of the company's AGM.