Ken McIlwain was watching the nightly news in 2011 when the story of the now notorious 'Skype affair' at the Australian Defence Force Academy broke.
The government will "seriously" examine a call by an independent taskforce's for a royal commission into sexual assault and abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy, government sources say.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is defending besieged Defence Minister David Johnston against calls for his sacking over publicly denigrating the government-owned shipbuilder ASC.
Labor's Kate Lundy says it's the right time for her to leave politics after almost two decades in the senate
The Abbott government’s budget deficit could blow out by billions of dollars more, according to an analysis from the Parliamentary Budget Office.
The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and the Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash have spent nearly $120,000 monitoring the media for mentions of their names and the immigration portfolio.
Tony Abbott has privately conceded defeat on his controversial budget proposal to introduce a new $7 co-payment on bulk-billed GP visits and will formally shelve the policy before the end of the year.
Alleged rapists and sexual abusers are likely to still be serving in the Defence Force.
No outstretched hand fell unshaken; no proferred baby went undandled; no selfie avoided.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his full confidence in his Defence Minister in the face of sustained parliamentary pressure to sack him.