The federal government has reluctantly agreed to climate change being on the agenda at the G-20 summit in Brisbane - but discussions will come under the heading of energy efficiency.
The Australian government would join a controversial Chinese-led infrastructure bank if Beijing can meet global governance standards, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says, despite reports that cabinet's National Security Committee had found against it on strategic grounds.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sought to hose down expectations police will use a new scheme requiring telecommunications companies to store customer records for two years to prosecute Australians who illicitly download programs such as Game of Thrones.
The letters that spell out ANZAC have been stolen from the commemorative site at the North Beach in Turkey.
Newspapers went too far in publishing salacious personal emails between ALP Senator Nova Peris and Trinidadian athlete Ato Boldon, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Victorian Premier Denis Napthine will campaign together for the first time on Friday.
Seven out of 10 Australians support sending Australian health workers to West Africa to help tackle the deadly Ebola virus.
Australian military personnel in Afghanistan are set to have their daily pay bonus cut because the war-torn country is considered "less dangerous" than in the past.
Pubilc servants concerned of more to come as Tony Abbott reshapes the senior executive ranks.
Police will use new laws requiring customers' phone and internet records be stored for two years to target terrorists, child abusers and potentially illicit music and movie downloaders.