Spy agency ASIO will be given the power to monitor the entire Australian internet and journalists' ability to write about national security will be curtailed when new legislation – expected to pass in the Senate as early as Wednesday – becomes law, academics, lawyers, the Greens party and rights groups fear.
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A senior legal official with the CFMEU concedes he accepted the word of senior officials at face value without checking the facts.
Australians are self-funding more and more of their own health costs, with growth in spending from state and federal governments at a record low.
Julia Gillard says gender helps to explain why her experience as Prime Minister was so different from those who went before her.
Australia's most senior soldier, Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, has warned the fight against the Islamic State may be part of one "long war" that lasts for decades into the future.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to use her speech to a special world leaders summit on climate change to commit Australia to setting new post-2020 emissions reduction targets in time for a United Nations deadline early next year.
Queensland’s $2.6 billion Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal remains on track to start exporting coal in November despite the collapse of one of its owners, Bandanna Energy, chief executive Robert Barnes said.
One of Australia's biggest egg producers has misled consumers, trying to pass off product as free range, the Federal Court has found.
The problem with being a tech guru like Telstra chief David Thodey is that - even with a CV that includes tech giant IBM - it is so damn hard to stay on top of all the gizmos without a legion of minions.
West Coast ball magnet Matt Priddis has polled 26 votes to win the Brownlow Medal.