"Strong signals", potentially linked to alien life, have been picked up by a radio telescope operating in a remote corner of Russia.
Latika Bourke Sam Dastyari had a Chinese donor with deep connections to the communist government pay his bill after he exceeded taxpayer-funded travel entitlements.
Nicole Hasham A delegation of Danish politicians has cancelled a planned visit to Nauru after the island's government barred two MPs who had criticised Australia's immigration regime and one MP who was born in Syria.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Paul Keating has accused Australia of lacking a foreign policy capable of negotiating the rise of China and the diminishing influence of the United States.
Heath Aston The architect of Labor's stronger than expected 2016 election campaign, George Wright, has quit his post as ALP secretary.
James Massola Labor leader Bill Shorten has put Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the spot over Australia's immigration policy, racial tolerance and reconciliation with indigenous Australians on the first sitting day of the new parliament.
James Massola Liberal backbench senators led by firebrand South Australian Cory Bernardi are mounting a push to force changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act back on to the Turnbull government's political agenda.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa Sara Connor and David Taylor will return to the scene of the alleged murder of a Balinese police officer to reenact their roles in the event.
Noel Towell Omnibus savings bill contains lethal threat to Australia's clean energy innovation effort, say researchers.
Michael Koziol Senator is snapped falling asleep on his first day, but still supports liberalising the restrictions on Senate photography.
A new poster has been distributed around schools to make it clear what consent is - and isn't.
Riverstone member welcomes new police recruit to local station.
Juniors Wolves face St Marys
Former Liberal Member for Londonderry asked for political donations from a developer finds the ICAC.
A grant to help reduce litter and encourage recycling has been announced.
Gerald Ryan paves way for other Sydney trainers to join him at Hawkesbury.