Solar energy installers are expecting a boom then sharp contraction of their businesses as the Abbott government prepares to take an axe to renewable energy support.
John Howard, the last leader to send Australian troops to war – in Iraq and Afghanistan – says he has the greatest confidence Prime Minister Tony Abbott will make the right decision on whether to join a new military offensive in Iraq.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits the Ranger uranium mine.
Before gathering and unleashing the military might of an international coalition against Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the White House is seeking to thread a formidably fine political needle in a region fraught with tribal enmity and mistrust.
The Abbott government's failed attempt to return the 157 asylum seekers to India cost taxpayers more than $12 million, as passengers were kept captive on the high seas for nearly a month before being brought to the Australian mainland.
Australians are supposed to be among the fastest consumers to take up new gadgetry but when it comes to adopting solar energy the country remains very much in the shade – and the shadow is about to get darker.
Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has cancelled his plans to open a conference of the controversial World Congress of Families.
Here's the good news. The Renewable Energy Target has been a success. Here's the bad news. It's been so successful the panel wants to wind it back.
Medibank chief executive George Savvides floated the idea of privately insured patients receiving priority treatment in public hospital emergency departments at a function with doctors in March.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in the Abbott government's Community Development Grants scheme have been tipped into projects in coalition-held marginal seats in what Labor says is a return to the bad old days of electoral pork barrelling under the Howard government.
Drugs, vehicles and ammunition were seized from a storage facility in Hoxton Park yesterday afternoon, after police executed ...