The military has "no confirmation" that Islamic State jihadists fired upon an Australian plane delivering humanitarian aid in Iraq, says the federal government.
Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
The appointment of an Australian to the most senior non-political position in the UK parliament has been put on hold, after the man who chose her for the job buckled in the face of fierce opposition.
Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
An Australian man who fathered twins through a surrogate mother in Thailand has reportedly been charged with sexually abusing the children and possession of child pornography.
Traffic has returned to normal on the Great Western Highway on Tuesday morning after a truck overturned and blocked all lanes on Monday night.
More than three months after Tony Abbott said asylum seekers would begin to be resettled in Papua New Guinea, the PNG government is still to decide on a resettlement policy.
Should Western democracies intervene in Iraq to stop the creation of a violent Islamist caliphate and should the Australian Parliament, rather than the government, decide if we are to become involved militarily?
The prospect of Australian participation in a war against Islamic State fighters in Iraq is edging closer with both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten in lockstep yesterday branding the militants respectively "a death cult" and "an enemy of humanity".