Prime Minister Tony Abbott appears to have shut the door on an increase in Australia's intake of Syrian refugees even as his cabinet moves closer to approving air strikes on the strife-torn nation.
Harriet Alexander UNSW staff are scrambling to contain an embarrassing outbreak of undergraduate humour, after the university's Facebook page was hacked on its annual open day.
Ava Benny-Morrison Detectives investigating the William Tyrrell case were led to two grandparent support groups.
Kirsty Needham Peter Greste has urged the Australians who wrote letters to him in prison to show the same support to his colleagues who remain behind bars, Mohammed Fahmy and Beher Mohamed.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Tony Abbott is about to mark his second anniversary as prime minister. Here’s what he has to do to reach his third.
Jessica Irvine Anyone aged under 40 in Australia today has never experienced a recession in their working lifetime. But our record-breaking run is in peril.
Michael Gordon An impassioned plea from a Coalition MP appears to have prompted the Abbott government to consider taking more refugees from Syria as a response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Europe.
Amy Corderoy Ambos compare the shortage to a chess set, but the crisis in the state's healthcare is no game.