Prime Minister Tony Abbott's most senior advisor, Peta Credlin, has told Liberal National MP George Christensen she is sympathetic to a burqa ban in Parliament House on security grounds, but warned him not to inflame community tensions while debating the head wear.
The ABC must accept full responsibility for any controversial program cuts rather than blaming the Abbott government, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned.
A war crimes suspect accused of brutalising Muslim civilians during the bloody Bosnian conflict has been living freely under the noses of federal authorities in Canberra for a decade.
New laws set to be passed by Canberra this week will make it a crime for the media or anyone else to disclose the death of an innocent bystander caught up in a bungled covert spy agency operation, the government’s dumped Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has warned.
There have been 33 allegations of sexual assault involving children in detention centres in Australia, as disturbing accusations of sexual abuse against women and children continue to emerge from the Nauruan detention centre.
The Abbott government was warned that the Australian Tax Office was ill-equipped to tackle a potential multibillion-dollar international tax dodge as it prepared to cut 3000 ATO staff.
The holiday may be over for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Concerns have been raised in the government partyroom about restrictions on politicians' entitlements, including the abolition of the lucrative gold pass and fines for MPs who wrongly claim taxpayer dollars.
The Chinese Embassy has declined the chance to reject claims the Chinese government threatened the ABC over a Foreign Correspondent episode set to air on Tuesday night.
Experts say negative gearing is having a greater impact on Australia's rapidly rising house prices than Chinese investment.