Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he felt at the "height of his powers" Tuesday as a new poll showed him gaining on the opposition, despite reports conservative colleagues may still move to dump him.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed.
Australia was clearing up Saturday after two severe cyclones left a trail of destruction, wrecking hundreds of homes and cutting electricity to tens of thousands, even as authorities warned of more flooding and gusty winds to come.
Police and a prayer hall were among potential targets for attack uncovered by police investigating two alleged terrorists seized in Sydney with an Islamic State flag this week, Australian police said on Friday.
Two men were charged in Australia Wednesday after police thwarted an "imminent" terror attack, seizing an Islamic State flag, a machete and an Arabic-language video detailing the alleged plot during a raid in Sydney.
Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste was "immensely relieved" and "desperate to come home" after being freed from more than 400 days in detention in Egypt, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday.
More than two thousand Australians, led by local musicians, gathered in Sydney late Thursday in a plea for mercy for two drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia, as concern grew they could soon face a firing squad.
A coronial inquest into the deaths of two hostages and a gunman during a siege at a Sydney cafe was told on Thursday that one of the hostages was killed by police bullets that ricocheted from hard surfaces when they stormed the cafe.
Rain played spoilsport as the tri-series cricket match between India and Australia was abandoned with the two teams sharing the points, which left the visiting side in with a chance to make it to the final.
Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the "false glamour" of the organisation.