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The foreign policy White Paper explained
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:44

After a long wait, the Federal Government will unveil its foreign policy White Paper today — a document meant to shape Australia's approach to the w...

'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratoko Mladic found guilty of genocide
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:03

A UN court convicts former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentences him to life in prison for a...

Canberra celebrates SSM survey result in the best way it knows how
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:41

Canberra honours last week's same-sex marriage postal survey result with the painting of a rainbow roundabout in a busy city street. ...

Canberra celebrates same-sex marriage Yes vote with a rainbow roundabout (supplied: Luton Projects)
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:51

Footage supplied by Luton Projects, showing the rainbow roundabout the ACT Government commissioned to be painted in Braddon in the wake of the same-se...

Victoria set to make history as voluntary assisted dying bill passes Upper House
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:49

Historic voluntary assisted dying laws pass Victoria's Upper House after a 28-hour marathon sitting, leaving the state on the brink of becoming the fi...

How dot paintings were swapped for a government 4WD
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:56

Dot paintings swapped for a government four-wheel drive in 1986 are now prized in a Canberra collection. ABC News

Lyon's Ashes niggle is bizarre and irrelevant, England skipper Root says
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:50

On the eve of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane, England captain Joe Root hits back at Nathan Lyon, who claimed former England keeper Matt Prior was ...

Suspended sentencing in Canberra 'a farce', Victims of Crime Commissioner says
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:02

Offenders of serious crimes are avoiding time behind bars under the ACT's suspended sentencing regime, which the outgoing Victims of Crime Commissione...

Australian NASA station to go offline over pay dispute
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:18

Staff at the NASA deep space tracking station in Australia will refuse to commence communications with outer space, as part of a fight over whether th...

Mass celebrations as Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:54

Wild celebrations break out on the streets of Zimbabwe as Robert Mugabe resigns as president, ending 37 years of rule by a man who turned from indepen...

Freyja Christiansen's 'Wonderbot' is helping her return to school
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:44

Six-year-old Freyja Christiansen is terminally ill and cannot physically set foot in her classroom, but her 'WonderBot' is here to help. ...

State governments urged to sign off on National Energy Guarantee
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:38

It might be imperfect, but sixteen groups from across the political and social spectrum are urging state governments to sign onto the federal plan for...

Calls for Australia to disclose defence deals with Saudi Arabia as Yemen starves
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:45

Amnesty International wants the Australian Government to disclose all defence deals it has done with Saudi Arabia, as the humanitarian crisis in Yemen...

Deporting woman who killed abusive husband 'punishing her twice'
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:48

Anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty joins calls for the Immigration Minister to reconsider cancelling the visa of a woman who killed her abu...

Australian housing looks bloated with borrowers on 'wafer-thin' margins
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:39

Like Monty Python's Mr Creosote, the Australian housing market is bloated. The cause? Rising debt. And the bank regulator is trying to stop lenders ma...

SA pulls support for Murray-Darling Basin Plan changes, threatens royal commission
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:02

The South Australian Government says it will not support changes to the $ 10 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan and is now considering a state royal c...

Injured Warner sends a scare through Aussie camp
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:41

A neck injury to key opener David Warner keeps him out of Australia's penultimate pre-Ashes training session, but the vice-captain is confident he wil...

Is paying off your HECS early worth it?
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:41

It is often called the "best loan you'll ever get". So should graduates try and pay down their student loans as quickly as possible? ...

Missing Argentinian submarine tried to return to base after power malfunction
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:54

An Argentinian military submarine was trying to return to base after reporting an electrical fault when it went missing, the country's navy says, as s...

Leaders trade insults over 'outrageous' decision to scrap sitting week
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:34

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten argues Malcolm Turnbull is running scared from Parliament, as next week's House of Representatives sittings are scrappe...

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