Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese will be formally appointed his party's official spokesman on Cities, as the opposition moves to tackle the phenomenon of "drive in-drive out" suburbs and assert role for federal politics in urban policy.
The public is being urged to remain calm after the federal government confirmed a "known terror suspect" was shot dead in outer Melbourne last night.
Sentiment among Chinese consumers is at the lowest level since the fourth-quarter of 2011, dragged down by a sharp drop in perceptions about labour market conditions.
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express, will cut the number of flights on several regional routes in NSW because of heavy losses.
It's a long time since the people of Perth have seen Olympic Gold Medalist Neil Brooks in serious sporting action, but watch out, he's planning to make a splash pounding our pavements.
Federal Liberal MP Craig Kelly says Monday night's Q&A program broadcast by the ABC was so biased and divisive it could be used by Islamic State recruiters as propaganda to recruit disaffected young Muslims in Australia.
Chief minister Katy Gallagher cut Queensland premier Campbell Newman down to size at his first COAG meeting after being elected premier, in an anecdote from former prime minister Julia Gillard's new memoir.
Fears about tensions in Ukraine have been well allayed, with booming wheat production from the Black Sea region and elsewhere in Europe weighing on Australia's sixth biggest export.
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.
QBE Insurance Group has announced a raft of board changes, including the promotion of its new chief financial officer Pat Regan to an executive directorship.
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