Sweeping changes to Australia’s social security system, including reviewing people on the disability support pension (DSP) and taking young people off income support for months at a time, have been introduced to parliament.
The Abbott government has its first double dissolution trigger – and is being dared to call an election – after the Senate rejected its legislation to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for a second time.
A suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing centre in a northeast Nigerian city on Tuesday night, and witnesses said several people were killed.Read More >
The prime minister has signalled support for an international move to crack down on large companies shifting their profits around to minimise paying tax.
Senator elect Ricky Muir will make his own voting decisions and will work with any political party that “shares his values” his Motoring Enthusiast party says, deliberately distancing itself from the Palmer United party within weeks of the start of the new Senate.
Down a backstreet in Cairo, a group of men stare at Nour Gaber as she climbs into her car and starts the engine. "Is that car really hers?" whispers one man to another.Read More >