Palmer United Senator Jacqui claims Sharia Laws "involves terrorism" and says the burqa is a "national security" risk.
Julia Gillard says she fed Kevin Rudd "hope" on the night that she deposed him as prime minister in June 2010 and that she "shouldn't have done that".
Liberal MP Craig Laundy has had a change of heart when it comes to the same-sex marriage debate, dealing a blow to advocates of marriage equality.
The photographer of an image Jacqui Lambie put online as part of a campaign to "ban the burqa" says the senator desecrated the image of an Afghan police woman who was murdered by the Taliban.
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks destined to be on his way to Brisbane in November after a push to have him banned from the G20 summit was seemingly put to bed in Cairns on Saturday.
The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed. But Labor has cautioned that the Coalition needs to make the case before it backs a boost to police powers.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says he expects Russia to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November despite concerns over its actions in Ukraine
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has declared his party will oppose "everything" in the government's social security budget bills that are due to be debated this week, setting his party on another colision course with the Coalition in the Senate.
Asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei was kept on Manus Island for a week waiting for approval to be medically transferred to Port Moresby despite showing signs of septicaemia that killed him, it has been alleged, as leaked documents reveal a pattern of medical negligence on the island including untreated skin infections, tooth decay and tropical diseases.