Projected annual savings in electricity costs of $550 per household from scrapping the carbon tax may be dwarfed by the withdrawal of up to $3500 per household in other government payments linked to it and the mining tax, according to new research.
The Tamil community is concerned the two boatloads of asylum seekers intercepted at sea could face torture if they are sent back to Sri Lanka.
Australia's most notorious jihadists fighting in Iraq have issued a macabre threat to Australian soldiers as their ranks received a boost from a prominent Melbourne-born preacher who has joined them in their new ''caliphate''.
The government wants more business hard-heads on the ABC and SBS boards to drive tough savings decisions and rein in the ABC's digital expansion.
'If the royal commission is not extended, we will not be able to hold a private session for any person who contacts us after September this year.'
Digital advertising gets more expensive but tells more about its users.
Home-builders will pay a levy on bricklaying for at least the next 10 years to help tackle a nationwide shortage of brickies.
The Head of the Financial Stability at the RBA has said the Murray review should look into housing finance.
A stranger who took pity on Scott Allen Miller hours before he is accused of raping and murdering a woman says he was later 'weirded out' by a turn in their conversation.
One of the most shameful acts in recent British military and political history was the 1945 forced repatriation of Cossack prisoners of war to the Soviet Union, the British - as much as the Cossacks - being very well aware that the men, the women and the children involved faced arbitrary execution, imprisonment or other terrors.