Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died.
Foreign nationals on 457 visas are working in schools and early childhood centres despite a growing glut of unemployed Australian teaching graduates.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, who has promised to defend the interests of family farms farmers against threats from mining companies and supermarket giants, but has risked alienating some rural landowners with an ambitious dam-building proposal.
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has described the Coalition's welfare reforms as a "two-term exercise," as he prepares to receive the delayed final report of the federal government's review of the $100 billion welfare system.
Government can afford a better pay rise for the military, says think-tank.
One of the members of the Abbott government's review panel that called for an end to renewable energy support has bought solar panels despite advocating the end of such subsidies.
Australian special forces officers are expected to arrive in Baghdad within days, in preparation for advising Iraqi troops from the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) in their fight against the Islamic State.
The Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Peta Credlin has established a network of female staffers within the government so that they can "support each other".
The federal government has spent more than $1 billion this financial year to house about 2100 asylum seekers in offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, Senate estimates has heard.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry have contradicted Prime Minister Tony Abbott, revealing he did not contact them to ask they reconsider their controversial plan to segregate women wearing a burqa or niqab.
THE football jersey of Mount Druitt Town Rangers Football Club can be spotted across Togo and Uganda..
The St Clair Hawks pushed for outright victory against Penrith Panthers in Nepean District Cricket first grade but ...
BLACKTOWN City Council will have tails wagging at this year's Pet Festival.