Indigenous business would be given tax-free status, parents would lose family payments if their children wagged school and welfare recipients would be prevented from spending their benefits on drugs and alcohol under a radical plan to tackle inequality and unemployment in Australia.
A new Australian icebreaking ship in Antarctica will be integral to national security, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
International investigators, including two Australians, who have reached the wreckage of MH17 have located more victims' remains and collected evidence from the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
An Australian journalist had a machine gun pointed at his head during a terrifying run-in with a pro-Russian rebel near the crash site of flight HM17 overnight.
Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.
AFL chief takes a swipe at those criticising the AFL in the wake of his concession that mistakes had been made this year.
For the past two months, a mysterious woman, shrouded in flowing black robes from head to toe, has been walking through the southern states of the US.
A Sydney jihadi wanted on terrorism offences has issued an extraordinary statement, threatening a terrorist attack on Australian soil and claiming he would have carried out one, had he not left for the battlefields in Syria and Iraq last year.
The Australian government’s attempts to protect international relations by suppressing details of a sensitive court case in Victoria appeared to have backfired, prompting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to demand an explanation.
Thailand's junta has moved to weaken the powers of politicians and reinforced its tight control of the country, appointing a military-dominated interim legislature.
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