Nauru is breaching its international obligations regarding torture and the Australian government is helping it do it, a United Nations body says.
Clive Palmer has declared the Abbott government's Direct Action policy is "dead", saying his Palmer United Party will use its numbers in the Senate to block the Coalition's policy to replace the carbon tax.
Labor Leader Bill Shorten will use a speech on Tuesday to propose significant changes to the way the ALP selects its candidates, designs policy, and recruits members.
The Indonesian foreign minister has again made a series of implied criticisms of Australia's asylum seeker policies.
EXCLUSIVE Generous superannuation tax concessions designed to encourage Australians to save for their retirements are doing much more harm to the budget than the aged pension, according to new research.
Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham has confirmed the Abbott Government is considering the future of the National Water Commission.
An Abbott government proposal to have disability support pensioners independently reviewed has won the cautious backing of the Australian Medical Association, which says it can be hard for doctors to reject patients' claims they cannot work.
Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.
The NSW Liberal party is being divided by an attempt to push its most senior female minister out of cabinet because of her age.
Women on the full age pension will be hit hardest if the Abbott government changes the way the payment is indexed.
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