On June 17 2016, Senator Sam Dastyari strode to a podium engraved with Australia's coat of arms and began the press conference that would almost destroy his career.
As a candidate, Trump called for "a Muslim ban" and, as president, has issued executive orders banning entry for some citizens of multiple countries, although courts have partially blocked them from taking effect.
An explosive tape recording shows for the first time that Senator Sam Dastyari delivered a scripted, deliberate and detailed defence of the Chinese government's aggressive land grab in the South China Sea, despite the senator's repeated attempts to deny it.
A wartime commander of Bosnian Croat forces said on Wednesday he "drank poison" seconds after United Nations appeals judges upheld his 20-year sentence for war crimes against Bosnian Muslims.
A large volcano eruption in Bali appears imminent with the Bureau of Meteorology warning the threat of Mount Agung erupting is now "high".
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NBC News fired popular Today Show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace, the network announced.
The Age has claimed the top prize for excellence in journalism at the prestigious annual Walkley Awards.
Australia's financial regulator says the transition to a low-carbon economy 'is in motion' and local companies can opt to 'float with the transitional current' or fight 'against the rising tide'.
Being polarising, not quite getting enough of the primary vote and the way preferences flowed meant One Nation did not pick up the swag of seats some predicted.
Fairfax Media journalists have been recognised at this year's Walkley Awards.
What's that old saying from Warren Buffett: Only when the tide goes out do you discover who has been swimming naked.
Images emerge of suspects attempting to break into the home of an underworld figure days before he was executed in his bed.
Sitting councillor and ex-mayor pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning in bodily harm following a physical altercation with a rival campaigner.
Why the new cervical screening program is a win-win: It's a more accurate test, less often.
Many fear Melbourne might experience extreme heat again this summer. How will the city cope?
On election eve, along busy Gladstone Road near where it meets up with Annerley Road in Dutton Park, two men became embroiled in a savage and frightening road rage argument.
The bets on interest rates and house prices are firmly connected because if the property market falls precipitously, it will be another factor inhibiting any move by the RBA to raise rates.
Concerns about slow wages growth didn't stop job listings site SEEK Limited from revising upwards its earnings on Wednesday.
Competition watchdog Rod Sims has warned Australian retailers that he will not protect them from Amazon.
A large grassfire north of Werribee has been deemed under control after the CFA earlier issued a 'watch and act' alert for surrounding areas including Tarneit and Truganina.
Border Force staff will have to cough up their own money for morning teas and other social events.
James Tedesco can't wait to start working under recently unveiled NSW coach Brad Fittler.
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"It says to so many Australians: this Parliament, this country, accept you for who you are. Your love is not lesser and nor are you."
England's man of the moment Jermaine McGillvary has revealed how a phone conversation with Wayne Bennett where the master coach kept calling him by the wrong name helped fuel his international resurgence.
Environmental groups are celebrating after the last remnant of a fracking joint venture in Western Australia's Canning Basin was torn up.
Shirley Finn was going to meet "The Bear" and a man he'd brought over from Sydney to sort out her tax problem on the 1975 night she was murdered, the brothel madam's then girlfriend has told an inquest.
Victoria is struggling to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians, with a troubling new report revealing stubbornly high levels of disadvantage among the state's Indigenous population.
The parents of all Victorian babies born in 2020 and 2021 will be asked to hand over their child's health records, as part of a large and ambitious research project aimed at solved the nation's pressing health problems.
Emergency services are at the scene of a possible ?drowning at a public pool at a leisure centre in Melbourne's east.
The department is tasked with liaising with, among others, the overseas Chinese diaspora.
The Brindabella Christian College board warned parents "the devil has his sights on Christian education".
One man is dead, and two others remain trapped after a rockslide in the Blue Mountains on Wednesday.
Labor and the Greens passed 55 pages of amendments to the Canberra Liberals bill.
Governments need better tools to analyse the impact of environmental factors on policy delivery.
Almost 300 complaints have been made against the City of Melville in Perth since 2014, prompting an inquiry into the local government's operations and affairs.
Two teenage boys have been charged by South Australia police after allegedly planning an attack at a school in the Riverland region.
Get your dancing shoes ready - Canberra's getting the first look in the country at the new production of Mamma Mia!
Among the problems was an incident involving a small fire during a refuelling activity.
England coach Wayne Bennett insists NRL clubs should be able to sign short-term injury replacements outside the salary cap to cover for players hurt in representative games after defending the handling of Josh Hodgson's injury.
The unsolved murders of three Aboriginal children on the NSW mid north coast more than 20 years ago may be connected by a pattern of sexual interest in sleeping people, a court has heard.
It comes after a series of outlaw motorcycle gang-related shootings across Canberra.
The WA Coroner's Court has delivered an open finding in the case of a Broome woman who vanished in the Kimberley town 18 years ago.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has launched an extraordinary attack on the economic credentials of Labor candidate Kristina Keneally in front of 300 business leaders, while trashing the economic legacy of the Labor government's handling of the global financial crisis.
The new study particularly stressed a need for wine taxation reform.
Department of Human Services worker faces bribery charges as seven arrested in fraud allegedly worth millions.
Floriade saw more than 430,000 people walk through the gates for its 30th anniversary.
The NSW education minister has taken a shot at the former prime minister over a controversial London speech
Nine chief executive Hugh Marks has addressed employees about the Don Burke allegations of sexual misconduct.