OPERATION PENDENNIS, 2005
The Greens have offered the Abbott government its first chance to pass its direct action climate policy, but only if it agrees to toughen the scheme and preserve Australia's renewable energy target.
Tony Abbott has declined to endorse Noel Pearson's new direction on recognition of indigenous Australians as Aboriginal leaders express alarm that the move could fracture indigenous consensus on the issue.
Comments by a Liberal Senator linking terror raids with a campaign to ban the burqa have been described as "stupid and ignorant" and designed to "feed prejudice".
Australia's elite special forces commandos on the ground in Iraq are likely to take a leading role in the gathering of intelligence, the identification of Islamic State insurgents, and in their elimination, according to a senior defence force insider with close knowledge.
Former Liberal treasurer criticises the government's 2 per cent temporary deficit levy on high income earners, arguing it is essentially a political sweetener to secure spending cuts which have not materialised.
Senator Jacqui Lambie is once again at loggerheads with her leader, with Clive Palmer forced to distance the Palmer United Party from her inflammatory assertion that Australians who back sharia should "get out" of the country.
The federal government is considering fining social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter if they refuse to remove material deemed harmful to young people from their sites.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says intelligence indicates people in Australia were allegedly planning a public beheading to be carried out in the name of militant group Islamic State.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signalled he may not return to Arnhem Land after he farewells troops headed for the Middle East on Thursday and is briefed on the largest terrorism raids in Australia's history.
Seventeen Cooma people among 21 arrested in drugs sting
A Tathra man charged with a string of sexual offences against six boys has been released on bail ...