The Immigration Department has strongly rejected claims it covered up an alleged sexual assault by Australian workers on Manus Island, amid reports Papua New Guinea police will arrest all managers at the detention centre over the incident.
James Massola, political correspdondent, in New York Russian-backed rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 are likely to escape justice, with Russia poised to veto a UN resolution to establish an independent criminal tribunal.
Latika Bourke Bronwyn Bishop says she will not be resigning despite signs she is losing support within the cabinet.
Jane Lee Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been urged by legal academics to help reunite an Australian lawyer with her husband, a member of the Nauruan opposition, whose passport has been confiscated by the island state's government.
James Massola Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has warned more civilian airliners could be shot out of the sky and international law will be "impotent" if the perpetrators of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy are not brought to justice.
Claire Siracusa Labor senator and Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris says Swans star Adam Goodes is speaking up for Indigenous people by telling his story and condemned the boos he has been on the receiving end of.
Latika Bourke Julie Bishop says Bronwyn Bishop is considering her position amid speculation the Labor party will use the resumption of Parliament to disrupt Question Time as part of the fallout from the Speaker's use of taxpayers entitlements.
Tom Cowie How many train fares to Geelong can you get for a $5000 helicopter ride? More than 300 return trips, if you're travelling off peak.
Cameron Atfield Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come to the rescue of one of his harshest critics, preventing a preselection challenge to Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro almost before it began.
Chloe Booker Frontbencher Kelly O'Dwyer has called for targets to increase female representation in the Liberal Party.
A four-year-old boy has died in a house fire at Anglers Reach, near Adaminaby, overnight.