The government has tightened the rules on politicians’ travel expenses, after a Fairfax Media campaign revealed MPs were regularly claiming taxpayer money to attend weddings, football matches and check on their far-flung investment properties.
Indonesia's reaction to spying allegations began simple enough, but soon turned into the possibility of a major diplomatic incident over events on the high seas, write David Wroe and Michael Bachelard.
Australia shares the worldwide disgrace of horrific violence against women at the hands of men, Governor-General Quentin Bryce says.
Women, junior workers, graduates and indigenous people will bear the brunt of a federal government order to cut 14,000 temporary workers, an analysis of government workplace statistics shows.
Military police have been delayed in starting an investigation into possible sexual assaults among navy sailors because the ship involved is helping in the asylum-seeker stand-off with Indonesia.
Indonesia's reaction to spying allegations started off looking somewhat pro-forma but by the end of the week had turned into something quite different - the possibility of a major diplomatic incident on the high seas.
Former priest Greg Reynolds’s trouble with the Catholic Church began when he backed the ordination of women.
International beauty pageants are not all swimsuit showdowns and Blue Steel stares.
Like any military operation worth its epaulettes, a ceremonial rehearsal at the Shrine of Remembrance on Friday afternoon was detailed and thorough.
Two days after Louis Nowra's play Inside the Island opened in Sydney in 1980, Patrick White was on the phone first thing to commiserate: ''He's such a c---.''