Should Western democracies intervene in Iraq to stop the creation of a violent Islamist caliphate and should the Australian Parliament, rather than the government, decide if we are to become involved militarily?
Psychologists say the federal government's school chaplain proposal lacks the evidence compared to existing programs.
An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.
Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
The rate of rooftop solar connections set to fall to its lowest levels since 2009.
Elite SAS soldiers will fly on the RAAF's Hercules transport planes to provide protection to the crew when they land in coming days in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq to deliver arms and munitions.
The first sign of trouble about the one-off sexual encounter appeared in the form of angry text messages on Corporal Ezekiel Wilkinson's phone.
The Abbott government's "Safer Streets" anti-crime program is the second federal pot of money in less than a week to attract claims of pork-barrelling in Liberal and Nationals held electorates, prompting the Commonwealth Auditor-General to examine the administration of the $50 million fund.
Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing ''extreme effects'' from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a ''moral responsibility'' to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a senior World Bank executive said.