A sea of high-vis workwear swamped Melbourne's CBD on Thursday as several thousand protesters joined to march against the Abbott government's budget.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has lashed out at critics of his first budget, saying claims his policies are ''unfair'' were reminiscent of ''class warfare'' from the 1970s.
Seventy-two-year-old prison escapee John Killick has lost his Supreme Court bid to avoid extradition to Queensland over a parole violation 21 years ago, but says he will continue his fight for freedom.
Fundamental differences over climate-change policy continue to hamper Tony Abbott's capacity to build links in the US as both President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon want more support from Australia for international action on carbon dioxide emissions.
Salvation Army attacks Abbott government and its independent report on the Manus Island violence, maintaining the innocence of a worker accused of delivering final blow to Reza Barati's skull.
The G20 could suffer reputational damage if Australia prevents climate change from making it onto the final communique at the Leaders Summit in November, an expert has warned.
Commercial television networks have leapt on the release of a Department of Communications research paper into Australian media ownership to renew calls for a relaxation of laws on media mergers and acquisitions.
America is still the greatest country on earth but should view the rise of China as a compliment rather than as a threat, Tony Abbott has counselled on his first visit to the United States as prime minister.
Australian homes are among the most expensive in the world when household incomes and rents are taken into account, International Monetary Fund figures show.
The Salvation Army has attacked the federal government and its independent report on the Manus Island violence, maintaining the innocence of a worker accused of delivering the final blow to Reza Barati's skull.