The Islamic State terror group and similar violent jihadist movements are an even greater threat to world order than communism was during the Cold War, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government will spend almost $250 million on a two year nanny trial program, providing funding to about 10,000 children.
Charities have urged Australians to donate to earthquake relief efforts after thousands were killed and many more were injured when a 7.9 magnitude quake struck Nepal.
Rachel Olding He flirted and he was lazy but there was another big flaw in Australian jihadist doctor Tareq Kamleh's character.
Esther Han They owe the biggest amounts on credit cards - and they're the least likely to pay off their balance in full each month.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support the reform.
Patrick Begley "Champion, you gotta pull a little to the left, you can't keep to the middle of the road", Bosnich told the cyclist after winding his car window down.
James Massola Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia's AAA credit rating is safe so long as the federal budget is on a credible trajectory back to surplus, pushing back against a warning the rating was "vulnerable" from financial system inquiry chairman David Murray.
Matthew Knott Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has defended Tony Abbott after a group of Australian celebrities filmed an online video pleading with the Prime Minister to fly to Indonesia and make a last-ditch bid to save Bali nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from execution.
Heath Aston, political correspondent BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore and acknowledged that the Australian Tax Office is chasing it for $500 million in unpaid taxes and fines in relation to the so-called "Singapore sling".