The head of an Australian inquiry into aboriginal boys being abused in detention has resigned.
Saturday's general election is too close to call and vote counting won't resume until Tuesday.
Voters are going to the polls in Australia in a tightly contested general election – after a period of political turmoil that has seen several changes of prime…
Australia’s election campaign was hijacked on Friday by police raids on the Labor opposition, over a suspected leak of documents citing cost blow-outs in a multi-billion dollar broadband upgrade, spar
Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a surprise early election on July 2. He used a rare political tool to dissolve
Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled that Australia’s practice of detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and must stop. Under
Anti-immigrant candidate wins presidential first round Shock result for Austria’s political establishment Austria’s far right Freedom Party has
Climate change protesters have held a sit-in in the foyer of the Australian parliament
Europe should shut up shop and close its doors to migrants from the Middle East, according to Tony Abbott, the former Australian prime
Australia has a new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull attended a swearing in ceremony at Government House in Canberra. #BREAKING: Malcolm
Australia is to get a new prime minister – its fifth in eight years – after former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull mounted a successful
Malcolm Turnbull is set to become Australia’s fifth Prime Minister in eight years after he won an internal leadership vote among members of the
Assimilation, reconciliation, ‘Stronger Futures’ and genocide are just some of the labels given to Australia’s policy of removing mostly mixed-race
Parents in Australia who fail to vaccinate their children will have welfare payments stopped, under government plans.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott hints at tighter immigration laws following December's deadly Sydney siege.
Australia has introduced a controversial immigration law giving refugees and asylum seekers only temporary visas which won’t allow them to make
One of Australia’s most divisive but charismatic statesmen, former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died aged 98. Whitlam held office in the early
Cambodia has signed a deal with Australia to take refugees rejected by Canberra in exchange for money. The accord was sealed in Phnom Penh by
After weeks at sea, a group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived on Australian soil. The group which had set off from India spent one month
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to spend a week in an aboriginal settlement later this year to raise national awareness about the indigenous
Australia’s newly-elected Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been sworn in at the Australian Governor General’s residence in Canberra. He
Australia’s conservatives are celebrating after their leader Tony Abbott was swept into office after six years in opposition. The outgoing Labor
The vote counting began in Australia as the conservative leader Tony Abbot was headed for a landslide election victory on Saturday. Exit polls
Opposition leader Tony Abbott cast his vote Saturday morning at Sydney’s Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club. Abbott, a volunteer lifeguard, is often
Australia has gone to the polls. Voting is compulsory in the country, and 14 million people are expected to cast ballots. 150 seats in the