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Police press conference about alleged sex trafficker
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:01

Detective Superintendent Scott Moller discusses how a 53-year-old man, who allegedly brought young women from overseas to provide sexual services in A...

Barnaby Joyce fends off move by Labor to have him sacked
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:54

The Deputy Prime Minister goes to extraordinary lengths to explain his personal circumstances in an attempt to ward off Labor's attempt to have him sa...

Doubt in Murray-Darling Basin Plan's future continues as Labor takes it up to deadline
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:37

Debate on the future of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is delayed amid ongoing negotiations between the Federal Government and Labor. ...

National Press Club: Emma Johnston
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:37

Science and Technology Australia president Professor Emma Johnston delivers the Science Meets Parliament Address to the Press Club on the topic 'Austr...

Aboriginal leaders say PM was 'deceitful' over Indigenous advisory body plan
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:41

Prominent Indigenous leader Noel Pearson accuses Malcolm Turnbull of being duplicitous for privately encouraging Aboriginal leaders to consult the Aus...

Oxfam scandal continues fallout as 'small number' of donors withdraw
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:45

The widening scandal surrounding the UK arm of international aid organisation Oxfam has already had an impact on donations to the charity in Australia...

Alleged driver-passenger switch sees three deadly crash charges withdrawn
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:39

A man charged over a car crash that killed the son of a former ACT opposition leader has several charges dropped, after new court documents allege he ...

Senate rejects Murray-Darling Basin Plan changes
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:45

The Senate votes to block the Federal Government's changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, which could jeopardise the whole agreement. ...

Does sending someone a 'fist' emoji imply intent to harm?
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:39

Lawyers, judges and juries are increasingly having to decipher the meaning behind an emoji when deciding on a verdict, and they're often left baffled ...

Mouncey's coach dismisses calls about unfair advantage
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:39

Hannah Mouncey's coach at the Ainslie Football Club in Canberra has dismissed concerns that transgender players are stronger than other women on the f...

Joyce affair highlights our weak regulation of ministerial staffers
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:55

The appointment of ministerial advisers is based on a party-political network of patronage, where the primary consideration is loyalty to the politica...

Joyce's political future in doubt as talk of mutiny goes public
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:39

A mutiny against Barnaby Joyce is now in the open, with backbencher Ken O'Dowd saying someone needs to tell the Deputy Prime Minister where the Nation...

Live: National Party in crisis over Barnaby Joyce leadership
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:48

The Deputy Prime Minister faces another tough day in Canberra as tensions in the National Party flare over whether to oust him as leader. Follow all t...

Mega profits with no tax — corporate tax avoidance rife in Australia
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:36

EXCLUSIVE: New analysis by ABC reveals Qantas, BHP, Foxtel and EnergyAustralia are among hundreds of companies who haven't paid corporate tax in Austr...

Analysis: Canberra's other office affair remains shrouded in mystery
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:35

The case of Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg — on leave since July amid an external investigation into his personal conduct —...

Barnaby Joyce's future remains uncertain as Nationals mull options
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:36

Nationals MPs remain uncertain on how to deal with Barnaby Joyce's political future, as they begin to discuss the possibility of asking the Deputy Pri...

Man who admitted killing son pleads guilty to new charges
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:43

A Canberra man who admitted to killing his nine-year-old son, Bradyn Dillon, pleads guilty to new charges against a woman — including slamming her h...

AFL clears transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey to play in state women's leagues
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:41

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey will be allowed to play in state and territory women's leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversit...

Australian who died in Thai bar fight was 'choking waitress' before brawl
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:41

Police say an Australian man who died after a bar fight in Thailand was holding a waitress up by her neck until her face turned blue, shortly before h...

Nats contemplate life after Joyce amid mounting pressure for his resignation
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:39

A sizeable portion of the National Party wants Barnaby Joyce to resign as leader, and are turning their attention to who should replace him. ...

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