Unlike in the United States and United Kingdom, Australia's national flag on Parliament House remained at full mast on Friday.
Former federal police commissioner Mick Keelty has criticised "lax" and "complacent" practices with the Australian Electoral Commission in concluding the fate of 1370 missing Western Australian Senate votes may never be known.
Indonesia believes that Australia has signed up to a “no further espionage” future, while Prime Minister Tony Abbott is adamant that Australia will continue to collect intelligence on its neighbour.
Labor and the Greens have combined to force a Senate inquiry into the Abbott government's Direct Action plan to curb emissions.
Western Australian politician Stephen Dawson will be among those making history in Australia this weekend as he marries his long term partner Dennis Liddelow in Canberra.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has agreed Australia will adhere to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's six-point roadmap to restore relations between the two countries, and also to set up a “hotline” to manage the details of Indonesia's withdrawal of co-operation.
The Abbott government is holding firm in the face of dire warnings from Qantas that it faces a financial crisis which has already forced it to axe at least 1000 jobs and consider major asset sales.
South Korean corporations will be able to sue the Australian government under a new historic free trade agreement.
East Timor’s government will not be deterred in pressing its case to scrap an oil treaty worth billions of dollars over claims of spying by Australia, an international negotiator says.
After a solid week of politics maybe Prime Minister Tony Abbott was a little tired.