North Korea

North Korea says freed Australian student was spying

Sigley was caught spreading anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying, North's official news agency reports.

North Korea says Alek Sigley was detained and expelled for spying

Australia

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Refugee advocates say medical care bill is vital to ensuring the health of refugees in offshore processing centres.

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Australia

Australian student arrested in North Korea 'released'

The 29-year-old student had safely left the reclusive country, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced.

Alek Sigley: Australia student arrested in North Korea 'released'

AJ Impact

Risky business: The allure of liquefied natural gas

Energy companies have big plans for more export terminals in North America, but a new report calls them into question.

Risky business: The allure of liquefied natural gas

Australia

Australia investigates claims its national detained in N Korea

Government seeking urgent clarification on whereabouts of student Alek Sigley who was reported missing by friends.

Australia investigates claims its national detained in N Korea

Australia

Australian media giants demand legal protection for journalists

A rare show of unity by Australia's usually tribal media shows concern about a lack of legal safeguards for journalists.

Australian media giants demand legal protection for journalists

Weather

Cold Australian nights, even in the tropics

Severe frosts in South Australia are rare enough, now with unusual cold in the tropics too.

Cold Australian nights, even in the tropics

Australia

Australia repatriating eight children from ISIL families

Transfer of eight children from Syria marks Australia's first organised repatriation from one-time ISIL-held territory.

Australia repatriating eight children from ISIL families

Australia

Australia's ABC takes police to court over Afghan files

The ABC is asking for an injunction to prevent police from accessing the 'Afghan files', says raid was unconstitutional.

Australia's national broadcaster takes police to court over raid

Asia Pacific

Sperm donor is legal father of child, rules Australian court

A man, who donated sperm to his gay friend, has parental rights over their daughter, according to a High Court verdict.

Sperm donor is legal father of child, rules Australian court

Asia Pacific

The Final Quarter: Australian football legend fights against hate

A football legend and target of racial abuse - Australia has had a difficult relationship with one of its greatest sportsmen.

Refugees

Australia's offshore refugees

Stuck for years in remote island detention camps, some who sought asylum in Australia are getting a chance at a new life.

Australia's offshore refugees

AJ Impact

India's Adani wins approval for long delayed Australian coal mine

The project's supporters say it will boost the economy, but environmental groups say it will damage marine ecosystems.

India's Adani wins approval for long delayed Australian coal mine

AJ Impact

US joins Canada, Australia to curb dependence on China minerals

The three nations join forces to help countries develop mineral reserves and lessen dependence on Chinese rare earths.

US joins Canada, Australia to curb dependence on China minerals

Sport

India cricket captain defends Australia rival from boos

A section of India supporters heckled Smith over a ball-tampering scandal last year that embarrassed Australia.

Cricket captain Virat Kohli stands up for Steve Smith at the Oval