''What does Afghanistan show,'' Stephen Smith asked on Tuesday. ''Easiest thing in the world to get in, hardest thing in the world to get out.'' He was talking about military occupation generally, but rarely has it been truer than in Afghanistan.
Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church gets covered up through a system of blackmail and 'sacred silence', according to the founder of the Broken Rites advocacy group, Chris Wilding.
Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse will be called to attend a specially convened parliamentary hearing into the spread of gambling into live sporting broadcasts.
'What does Afghanistan show?' Stephen Smith asked on Tuesday. 'Easiest thing in the world to get in, hardest thing in the world to get out.'
Two boatloads of asylum seekers arrived at Christmas Island on Tuesday, bringing the total to 11 since Friday amid an unprecedented surge in irregular immigration by sea.
Unions will push for a substantial pay rise for lowest paid workers in what is likely to be last minimum wage claim under current Labor government.
It has been a pretty good couple of weeks for Carrie Tiffany. On Tuesday her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was longlisted for the $60,000 Miles Franklin, Australia's most significant literary prize.
Civic leaders have welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's decision to appoint two regional MPs to the ministry.
Two asylum seekers drowned and two more were seriously injured when their boat was hit by two freak waves minutes after being boarded by two border protection officials within 15 nautical miles of Christmas Island on Monday.
Some of Australia's poorest families are skipping meals and selling possessions to pay their power bills, a new report has found.
Location more preferable for majority of local residents
Jets return for clash with Windsor Wolves