Three former Australians of the Year, including Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for climate change to be included on the agenda for the G20 leaders summit to be held in Brisbane in November.
A federal Labor MP was a secret KGB informant, according to newly released intelligence archives.
Sick asylum seekers on Christmas Island say they are being offered videoconference appointments with specialists on the Australian mainland, after damning evidence showed the deplorable state of medical services in immigration detention.
The expense of alcohol is driving Australia's high rates of illicit drug use, health experts say, as new figures show Australia's combination of high levels of use and expensive illicit substances buck international trends.
Skywatchers captured the biggest supermoon of the year on Sunday night, as the full moon shone over the Earth at the closest point of its elliptical orbit.
The Thai surrogate mother of baby Gammy says Wendy Farnell, the Chinese-born Australian woman portrayed as the child’s biological mother, did not supply the egg that was implanted in her before she fell pregnant.
Mystery surrounds the death of a young woman who died after falling from the balcony of a Gold Coast apartment early on Friday morning.
Business engagement is at the heart of Julie Bishop's plans to reshape Australia's foreign aid policy.
Senate kingmaker Clive Palmer has stated categorically that his party will not vote for the deregulation of university fees when the Abbott government presents legislation to the Senate. Mr Palmer's stance was backed by Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie, who called on the Nationals to ''grow a set'' and oppose fee deregulation.
AVictorian hospital was warned not to pay $250,000 to Kathy Jackson's branch of the Health Services Union or risk serious criminal sanction under the Crimes Act for bribery.