A 78-year-old Melbourne retiree has been arrested at Hong Kong International Airport after customs officers discovered more than 2.3 kilograms of methamphetamine in a suitcase.
The High Court challenge on behalf of more than 150 asylum seekers being held on an Australian customs ship on the high seas will resume on Friday.
Philippine authorities are treating Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio as a "high risk and high value" prisoner but he is set to walk free after his imminent deportation to Melbourne.
Tony Abbott has boldly declared his government 'conservationist' while delivering the biggest win of his prime ministership with the successful repeal of the carbon tax.
A police officer has been charged with 12 counts of corruption after 15-month investigation.
The Abbott government has again deferred a vote on a motion to dissolve the current NBN oversight committee.
The Australian commando who fell to his death on Wednesday during a training exercise on Mount Cook in New Zealand was an instructor, a rescuer says.
A Sydney mother has won in the fight against a campervan company's "misogynistic slogans", as a petition she started gained more than 110,000 signatures.
More than 150 asylum seekers whose boat was intercepted near Christmas Island more than two weeks ago are being held behind locked doors on a customs ship in rooms without windows on the high seas, with no clue to where they are or where the Abbott government plans to take them.
Digital disruption and slower economic growth are taking a toll on many traditional careers.