Just days before the violence that left an asylum seeker dead in the Manus Island detention centre last month, a Papua New Guinea national working in the camp's catering section beat up a detainee in the dining area.
Qantas felt it was urged to complain more loudly about the carbon tax in order to rebuild its damaged relationship with the Abbott government, according to a source from the airline.
Most HIV-positive people who are on antiretroviral treatment have a near-zero chance of transmitting the virus to others during unprotected sex, a landmark European study has found.
Mountain cattlemen expect cows will return to Victoria's Alpine National Park this month after federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a controversial grazing trial - despite the Australian Academy of Science damning it as scientifically flawed.
The cost of building Australia's most powerful warships has blown out by $300 million - a figure likely to rise sharply - amid management problems and poor productivity, an auditor's report has found.
Australians are eating and drinking their way back to prosperity.
Pope Francis has likely not signalled a new acceptance of civil unions by the Catholic Church, the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn says.
A News Ltd columnist who was depicted having sex with a dog in the ABC's political satire program The Hamster Decides has won a preliminary skirmish in his ongoing defamation battle with the broadcaster, with a judge finding the segment was capable of conveying "defamatory imputations".
Former speaker Peter Slipper is considering taking his fight to the High Court after his former aide James Ashby won the right to pursue his claim for sexual harassment.
The classic upbringing in a dirt-floor log cabin has been in lamentably short supply among the political class since Abe Lincoln, but when you're wooing foresters, a prime minister could barely do better than a folksy tale about a carpentering childhood.