Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew five hours to the Pilbara - 'twice as long as our summit meeting', Mr Abe joked - chased all the way by headlines from China.
The federal government has suffered another blow to its beleaguered budget after being forced to retain tax-cut compensation due to start next year and an expensive energy-research agency, both of which were slated to go under its carbon-tax repeal package.
Pregnant asylum seeker women on Christmas Island pleaded with medical experts to adopt their children out to Australian families four months ago, as they became anxious about their future.
Pregnant asylum seekers on Christmas Island pleaded with medical experts four months ago to put their children up for adoption by Australian families as the women became increasingly anxious about their future.
Japanese technical know-how and the red earth of Western Australia's Pilbara mining region provided the perfect backdrop for the final day of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Australia.
Former Liberal PM characterises Australia's interdiction and detention of more than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea as 'piracy on the high seas'.
As he tasted hummus-flavoured ice-cream in Canberra, the ambassador called for a coalition against extremists.
There is no crisis in Game of Thrones that cannot be made better with a cup of wine but after another gripping and grim episode do we need a drink to go with our favourite character or house?
Concrete giant Boral will allege that Australia's biggest building union has instituted a "black ban" on its products due to the company's association with developer Grocon.
Eight shipments of "Australian" lavender bears, a sensation in China, have been destroyed by Chinese customs from April to July this year, China's official newswire has reported.