Former Labor immigration minister Chris Bowen said the Manus Island detention centre was not appropriate for children but was advised by intelligence agencies, including ASIO to publicise a "blanket exemption" when he re-installed the controversial offshore detention centre.
Budget airline Cebu Pacific will pressure the federal government to allow it to increase services on the heavily restricted Australia-Philippines route.
Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie has declared that Clive Palmer is not her "boss", while calling on her leader to be more honest and spend less time "clowning around".
The military campaign against the Islamic State will be unlike any of its post-9/11 predecessors.
The former BHP Billiton executive is hoping a new Australian bauxite project can be the foundation of a new private equity group
It’s 10 decks high, cost $126 million and catapults Australia into the marine science big league, but there was no one from the federal government on the dock in Hobart to greet CSIRO’s new flagship when it arrived on Tuesday.
Brent crude oil has fallen below $US100 a barrel for the first time since June last year, accompanied by a 15-month low in the Australian petrol price.
NSW’s emergency services are bracing for another active thunderstorm season with elevated fire risks among the leading concerns.
Logistics giant Brambles is stepping up its exposure to the oil and gas sector, buying a British specialist container business for ₤320 million ($A555 million).
The site of the Kingswood Golf Club in Dingley has been sold to a well-known developer for more than the original $80 million forecast asking price, club officials say.