Tony Abbott remains hopeful that delicately poised free trade agreement negotiations with Tokyo will not be derailed by Australia's win in the International Court of Justice against 'scientific' whaling.
Australia's corporate watchdog is preparing to use its Star Chamber powers to quiz witnesses and suspects over possible corporate offences arising from allegations that Leighton Holdings paid multimillion-dollar bribes to win contracts overseas.
The International Court of Justice has ordered Japan to immediately stop its whaling program in the Antarctic. But there is still more to do to protect the giant of the sea.
Federal police and immigration department officials raid offices of alleged ringleader of a long-running migration and education racket that exploited dozens of overseas students and workers.
Former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer has confirmed he was offered a success fee to help free one of two Australians jailed in Dubai but, in the end, he did not send a bill because he did not think it would be ethical.
ABC managing director Mark Scott says savings identified at the ABC should be reinvested into the broadcaster.
The head of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has raised the possibility that no wreckage from the passenger jet may ever be found, revealing authorities have a very poor understanding about how fast or far it travelled.
Five key unions targeted by Tony Abbott's royal commission into union corruption served with official requests for information ahead of the commission's preliminary hearing next week.
Leading scientists say high-stakes scientific research is falling behind competing nations.
A major drug syndicate that allegedly used commercial airline flights to smuggle tonnes of marijuana between Melbourne and Brisbane has been dismantled by a national police taskforce.