Muslim leaders across Australia have denounced as unjust, unjustified and hypocritical proposed new counter-terrorism laws and they have refused to "rubber-stamp" them for the government.
The Ice Bucket challenge that has famous Americans self-drenching in ice-cold water for charity has jumped the Pacific Ocean and found its way to the highest echelons of Australian politics.
Clive Palmer's live television tirade could prove the last straw for worsening Australia-China relations, a Chinese state-owned newspaper has claimed, in an editorial that also calls for the country to impose sanctions against the Palmer United Party leader's businesses, and bar him from entering the country.
Clive Palmer has hit out against what he has called an “overall campaign” against his political party and its members, accusing the “conservative side” of politics of ruthlessness.
Clive Palmer says his flying visit to Perth on Tuesday was not about placating his Palmer United Perty senator Dio Wang over comments made on television about Chinese people - but just about catching up for a drink.
The Australian Defence Force Academy is at the centre of yet more sexual offence claims, with a male cadet arrested on Tuesday after two female cadets alleged that he sexually assaulted them.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined the chorus of government ministers condemning Clive Palmer's vitriolic comments about the Chinese government, slamming the mining magnate's comments as ''over the top, shrill and wrong''.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is standing firm on introducing a fee for visits to the doctor, saying that he expects the measure will pass the parliament.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has moved to reset the budget debate, calling for a fiscal "reality check" about the state of the nation's economy and warning of a serious corrective action to protect Australians' living standards.
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer says he would consider voting for a waiting period for young people to qualify for the dole, but only if it is no longer than 60 seconds.