Prime Minister Tony Abbott has acknowledged that military operations in Iraq will be "highly hazardous" as an expert warned that insider attacks on Australian advisers would be a danger.
It isn't hard to tell the Prime Minister's tent from all the others in the sea of khaki amid the stringybarks that is the centre of a government on a footing of war.
Clive Palmer has issued some rare praise for the Chinese government, welcoming Beijing’s decision to ban imports of ‘‘dirty’’ coal from next year.
Tony Abbott has signalled his conviction that a referendum recognising indigenous Australians is more likely to succeed if it is "spiritually ambitious" but legally conservative.
Leading medical researchers have urged politicians not to let the federal government's proposed $20 billion fund for medical research become a victim of the divisive debate about the $7 GP co-payment fee.
Tony Abbott has moved to scale back expectations of the Iraq foray, arguing military intervention is not an attempt to establish a pluralist democracy in the war-torn country but an attempt to defeat an enemy that will come looking for us soon enough.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left open the possibility that Australia's attacks on Islamic State militants could spread across the Iraq border into the terror group's heartland in Syria.
Australia's refugee intake should be boosted as part of the Abbott government's humanitarian efforts in the Middle East, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said, as he outlined clear parameters governing Labor's support for military action in Iraq.
What are the reasons for and against Australia's involvement in the Iraq conflict?
Australian special forces soldiers will likely join Iraqi troops out on the battlefield to direct air strikes and provide close mentoring on combat operations, experts say.
Two people had a chilling brush with murderers.