Bianca Hall and Henrietta Cook Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has lashed out at suggestions that principals and others could be jailed for speaking out about the treatment of asylum seekers in their care, under tough federal laws.
Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has ended his most tumultuous day as Prime Minister with a new Deputy Prime Minister, another minister hanging on by his fingernails, and the pressing need for an unscheduled reshuffle expected within days.
Adam Morton Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has intervened this week to cancel a planned keynote speech at a Catholic Church conference by independent MP Cathy McGowan due to her support for same sex marriage.
Kate Aubusson NEW DELHI, Feb 11 EFE - Around 130 schools have remained closed in the city of Bangalore in southern India after a leopard entered a school and injured three people, including a forest department employee.
Peter Hartcher The tax system will automatically harvest so much extra tax from workers' pay packets that it will start to drag down economic growth over the next few years unless the government acts, according to the Treasury.
Judith Ireland Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner is Kate Jenkins, the Turnbull government announced on Thursday.