Palmer United senator Jacqui Lambie says the burqa must be banned from nation's streets so Muslim women's "body language" can be identified.
The electrocution of an Irish tradesman working on Sydney's northern beaches was the result of poor supervision, minimal training and the man's decision to undertake work he knew little about, a coroner has found.
A government MP has called Prime Minister Tony Abbott's "Team Australia" phrase a "two-word slogan" and labelled the burqa debate an "unhelpful response" to a "significant undercurrent of anti-Muslim sentiment".
Two people have died in a crash on the NSW south coast on Thursday morning.
The competition watchdog has cleared the way for Expedia to complete its $703 million takeover of online travel company Wotif.com despite concerns the enlarged company will charge hotels higher commissions.
Medibank Private policyholders are well placed to buy into the health insurer’s $4 billion-plus float, according to a survey that has found that the fund’s customers already own $50 billion worth of listed company stocks and have $94 billion in savings.
Investors in real estate investment trusts have been tapped for as much as $1 billion in the past month by a series of new vehicles, in defiance of the recent volatility in the sharemarket.
A search operation is underway on Christmas Island for a Department of Immigration and Border Protection psychiatrist worker whose abandoned car was found off a jungle track on the remote Island.
The senator who defended the rights of smokers and said they were being disproportionately slugged through tobacco taxes has confirmed his party accepted donations from tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
The company running the NBN should stop charging the same amounts for all Australians to access high-speed broadband, final cost-benefit analysis said.