The federal government is considering fining social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter if they refuse to remove material deemed harmful to young people from their sites.
Australia's elite special forces commandos on the ground in Iraq are likely to take a leading role in the gathering of intelligence, the identification of Islamic State insurgents, and in their elimination, according to a senior defence force insider with close knowledge.
Former Liberal treasurer criticises the government's 2 per cent temporary deficit levy on high income earners, arguing it is essentially a political sweetener to secure spending cuts which have not materialised.
Confidence is growing among clean energy supporters that the Abbott government will be forced to back down over plans to make deep cuts to the renewable energy target (RET).
The third independent editorial audit of ABC content has found that the public broadcaster's local radio stations are in touch with the concerns of the community.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reviewing the performance of his front bench and says some of his ministers are "getting As and some are getting A pluses".
Australia does not need the legal protection of a United Nations Security Council resolution to wage war in Iraq, Tony Abbott has declared, while pointedly leaving open the option of extending the mission into Syria if needed.
Tony Abbott stripped Kevin Rudd of travel entitlements he had granted his prime ministerial predecessor just one month prior, documents show.
Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten have met privately and resolved to work together to maximise the prospects of the referendum recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution.
Londonderry MP Bart Bassett is one of four former Liberal MPs that have been dumped from their prestigious ...