Paul Caine had a lump in his throat on Friday as he drove to work at the smelter that was once a beating heart of industry.
The Australian government’s attempts to protect international relations by suppressing details of a sensitive court case in Victoria appeared to have backfired, prompting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to demand an explanation.
Indigenous business would be given tax-free status, parents would lose family payments if their children wagged school and welfare recipients would be prevented from spending their benefits on drugs and alcohol under a radical plan to tackle inequality and unemployment in Australia.
With her polished vowels and perfect diction, the 68-year-old British-born Gillian Triggs is shaping up as Scott Morrison's most powerful foe to date. But who is she?
The office of Ricky Muir has imploded after the novice senator sacked his chief-of-staff, Glenn Druery.
A new Australian icebreaking ship in Antarctica will be integral to national security, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
International investigators, including two Australians, who have reached the wreckage of MH17 have located more victims' remains and collected evidence from the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
Nationals MP Andrew Broad has slammed part of a federal government scheme that will force jobseekers to apply for 40 jobs a month.
Clive Palmer says his Senate team is prepared to vote to block supply to prevent Treasurer Joe Hockey's $6 billion asset recycling fund, designed to pay state governments to privatise assets.
The Coalition's plan to water down race hate laws has been rejected by a marked majority of respondents to a government review.