McCormack, who had been the veterans' affairs minister, was sworn in as deputy PM shortly after his appointment.
26 Feb 2018 6:17 PM
The trade deal among 11 countries includes Australia, which also has a bilateral free trade partnership with the United States.
21 Feb 2018 5:31 PM
The United States, Japan, India and Australia have recently revived four-way talks to deepen security cooperation.
19 Feb 2018 3:05 PM
Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, married for 24 years, is expecting a child with his former staffer in April.
15 Feb 2018 4:09 PM
Acting PM Semisi Sika issued nationwide alert, saying he was 'satisfied that an emergency is happening or about to happen in the kingdom'.
12 Feb 2018 12:54 PM
The final report of the royal commission has words ‘that shake us to our core’.
08 Feb 2018 1:31 PM
After venting ash for several days, the volcano exploded on Friday, blasting out glowing red rocks and sulphur dioxide.
14 Jan 2018 1:41 PM
The magistrate ordered a psychiatric assessment and he is due to appear in court again on Wednesday, a broadcaster reported.
23 Dec 2017 1:11 PM
This seizure surpassed the previous record of 903 kilogram in Melbourne early in 2017.
22 Dec 2017 1:40 PM
The decision follows the Islamic State jihadist group losing its two main hubs -- Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in Syria.
22 Dec 2017 10:16 AM
The 45-year-old Kaul was talking to his son while crossing the intersection when he was hit by the car.
21 Dec 2017 8:58 PM
A pre-school child with a head injury was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
21 Dec 2017 1:17 PM
The 26-year-old vanished from her home in Lightning Ridge after going for walk, sparking a large-scale search and rescue operation.
18 Dec 2017 6:26 PM
He's the first person charged under Australia's Weapons of Mass Destruction Act and faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence.
17 Dec 2017 1:23 PM
There have also been claims of anti-money laundering laws being breached and benchmark interest rates rigged.
30 Nov 2017 2:27 PM
The tragedy occurred at the Banksia Road Public School when the car collided with a wooden classroom building.
07 Nov 2017 1:15 PM
Australia disallows asylum seekers arriving by boat to reach its shores, detaining them in camps in Papua New Guinea.
30 Oct 2017 7:00 PM
Xi told the herding family from Lhunze County, near the Himalayas to set down roots in the border area.
29 Oct 2017 6:18 PM
Barnaby Joyce will be able to stand for re-election if he renounces the New Zealand citizenship he unknowingly inherited.
27 Oct 2017 5:29 PM
The Rohingya refugee crisis has fuelled tensions among minority ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.
26 Oct 2017 2:24 PM