Middle Eastern nations and Russia amass most of the unpaid fines among the diplomatic community.
Bob Carr has suggested Julia Gillard's criticisms of his work ethic as Labor's foreign minister could be payback for his decision to support her leadership rival Kevin Rudd. And Mr Carr has denied he ever admitted he struggled to keep up with demands of modern politics because he was more settled into his retirement than he realised.
Cracks have emerged in the bipartisan political response to the rising terrorist threat, with concern inside Labor at the extent and practicality of enhanced powers the federal government plans to grant security agencies.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and the President of the Senate Stephen Parry ordered a lockdown of the ministerial wing of Parliament House and a ban on unaccompanied passes.
Clive Palmer has distanced his party from incendiary statements on the burqa and sharia law by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie.
The sentencing of former federal parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper is expected to begin today.
Global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production surged to a record-breaking 36 billion tonnes of CO2 last year, pushing emissions to their highest level in human history.
Banks have started to throw cash at customers again in an effort to win business as spring fever hits the property market and house prices soar.
What's on in the world of business this week.
Local shares are set to open slightly lower to start the week after a weak performance on Wall Street on Friday.
"IDIOTIC." That is how Griffith-based Education Minister Adrian Piccoli describes the actions of young locals who post nude ...
A 51-YEAR-OLD Hanwood man was arrested yesterday morning and has been charged for cultivating a commercial quantity of ...
TWO teenagers are believed to be responsible for a crime spree in which a local man was assaulted, ...
News from the Riverina and beyond.
MEDICAL cannabis should only be used by terminally ill patients, Member for Murrumbidgee Adrian Piccoli said this week.