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It does not mean we will soon be exploring other planets or sending our own astronauts into orbit, but Australia now has its first ever space policy.
A self-confessed paedophile who sexually abused several boys in Sydney is being harboured by a leading Los Angeles Jewish welfare group.
The Coalition's cheaper and slower alternative to Labor's national broadband network has been labelled a ''nonsense'' by experts, who argue it will put Australia behind the rest of the world.
Gungahlin is experiencing the fastest take up rate in the nation for the national broadband network.
Australia's political leaders were effusive in their praise for the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher but the veteran television journalist George Negus recalled her as being ''as scary as any war zone I've been to''.
Iran may have executed four people accused of 'enmity against God and corruption on earth' but worldwide rates of capital punishment are dwindling, a global survey has found.
Melbourne asylum seekers engaged in a hunger strike could have just days to live.
Former prime minister John Howard has hotly rejected the claim that he led Australia into the 2003 Iraq war on the basis of a lie.
The Coalition has pledged to deliver cheaper broadband sooner than Labor, saving nearly $10 billion from current government projections but leaving telco experts divided over which major political party's national broadband policy is the best for Australia's short and long-term future.
FROM today drivers will have their first driving experience on the still under construction Hunter Expressway.