Pressure forces Abbott into parental leave rethink
Tony Abbott will be hoping changes to the paid parental leave scheme will calm both opponents and allies.
Bishop tops popularity survey
Survey ranks Julie Bishop the top member of the Abbott cabinet.
Airport terror suspect released
Suspected terrorist hauled off a flight at Melbourne Airport still under investigation, but no longer in custody.
China accepts Palmer’s apology
Chinese ambassador refuses to be insulted by Palmer's controversial rant.
We’d rather die, say Christmas Island kids
A Sydney pediatrician says she encountered hopelessness and utter sadness in children at the Christmas Island detention centre.
Australia’s foreign aid programs placed on notice
Foreign aid programs are being asked to comply with strict new criteria.
Government carbon plan raises eyebrows
The federal government has released the white paper for its emissions reduction fund, which it hopes will cut CO2 pollution by five...
PM softening on China investment
Prime Minister Tony Abbott wants more investment from China, and admits his stance on state-owned enterprises has evolved.
PM not playing favourites on Asian trade mission
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made his first trip to Korea, meeting President Park Geun-hye for talks in Seoul.