Today, Government frontbencher Christopher Pyne downplayed the seriousness of Indonesia's decision not to accept the group.
Mr Pyne has told Channel 10 boats have been turned back to Indonesia but it will not always work that way.
Federal politicians who lodge ineligible expense claims will be hit in the hip pocket and can be named and shamed in parliament under new guidelines introduced by the government.
The NSW government has bulldozed opposition to more mines, with new rules that put economic benefits – including to the state coffers – above all else.
The gambling industry has emerged from an era of failed reforms with campaigners on the payroll, politicians in its pocket, and four new casinos in the offing …
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.
"We are revealing a real crime, a political assassination," she said.
The seemingly unending drama of the Australian Labor party’s internal leadership battles is set to be dramatised, with actress Rachel Griffiths signed on to play Julia Gillard.
Federal and state politicians have been receiving invitations to join former world leaders at the World Leadership Alliance "world annual forum" at Clive Palmer’s Palmer Coolum Resort on 7 December – billed as “a major event for Australia and indeed the world”.
Firefighters are overstretched and facing a “desperate” summer, according to New South Wales Rural Fire Service group captains who have lambasted the state government over what they see as cuts to the organisation’s salaried staff.
from john pilger …..
The Brutal Past and Present are Another Country in Secret Australia
from politicoz …..
The government's new media strategy – explain as little as possible – is now causing considerable disquiet among journalists.
The financial fallout from a spate of corruption inquiries is beginning to hit crooked former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid.
IT was all over in a few seconds, but the assassination of John F Kennedy on 22 November 1963 has generated five decades of "painstaking, and for some unsatisfying, analysis," the Daily Mail says.
London: Former Prime Minister John Howard has poured scorn on the "alarmist" scientific consensus on global warming, comparing those calling for action on climate change to religious zealots in a speech to a gathering of UK climate sceptics.