Australia's Vietnamese community has received a report that an Australian Navy boat carrying asylum seekers back to Vietnam has arrived in the country amid concerns the group is now being interrogated by Communist officials.
Dan Flitton Iran has agreed to send officials to Australia for talks that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hopes will lead to a deal for sending back Iranian asylum seekers deemed not to be refugees.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Australians to turn up to Anzac Day commemorations "in the largest possible numbers," in the wake of a foiled terror plot that was targetting events in Melbourne.
Daniel Flitton Julie Bishop elected to don a headscarf arriving in Tehran early Saturday morning - a covering the local morality police force on all Iranian women.
Daniel Flitton Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has set a new tone for Australia's ties with Iran, breaking with years of sour suspicions over Tehran's nuclear program to emphasise "common purpose" in defeating Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Mark Kenny and Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has urged fractious state governments to leave political partisanship at the door for the next 12 to 16 months.
Kate Aubusson Revelations that the Federal Government allocated $4 million in funding to climate contrarian Dr Bjorn Limborg for a "consensus centre" has sparked calls for Education Minister Christopher Pyne's resignation.
Lisa Cox Kevin Rudd's chances for the top job at the United Nations have been dealt a blow by experts, who say there is a stronger candidate who ticks all the right boxes.
Frank Robson Palmer United Party defector Glenn Lazarus says Clive Palmer proposed folding his remaining two senators into the Liberal Party in exchange for ministerial positions for the pair,
Jessica Irvine To balance the books, Australians will have to pay more tax, the only questions being what will be taxed and how high the rate.