The federal government has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a nine-year-old girl who was detained on Christmas Island.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor Foreign-owned gas companies have legally avoided paying significant tax on billions in earnings from their Australian operations because of loopholes, a study has found.
Michael Koziol, political reporter Andrew Laming says a new verse should reflect Australians' larrikinism, resilience and sense of reward for effort.
Matthew Knott Breakaway senator Cory Bernardi says he will pursue mergers with other conservative parties and seek more defections from the Liberal Party after Family First folded its operations into his nascent Australian Conservatives party.
David Wroe, national security correspondent Prime Minister flags an Australian military presence in the two countries for the foreseeable future.
Latika Bourke, Fergus Hunter Cory Bernardi's breakaway conservative party will join forces with Family First but the incoming Senator for the soon-to-be-defunct party will not join the Liberal defector, depriving the Senator of a two-person voting bloc.
Josephine Tovey, Bianca Hall The leaders will meet to commemorate the anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea
James Massola, Georgia Wilkins Most interest-only and investor loans from the big four banks are cheaper than a year ago despite a series of rate hikes and a regulator crackdown aimed at cooling the housing market.
Cameron Atfield An electorate officer for federal LNP MP Stuart Robert has contradicted her boss in a hearing into whether disclosure law was broken during local government elections in Queensland in 2016.
Tom McIlroy Republican Senator expected to meet PM in Australia within weeks.