- Defence probes incident between soldier and spy
The allegation that a solider threatened a female Australian spy with a handgun during a drinking session in Afghanistan in December is the subject of two Government investigations.
Scant details of the incident emerged recently in the annual report of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Dr Vivienne Thom.
The ABC confirmed the incident involved a trooper from Australia's elite Special Air Services regiment pulling a handgun on an ASIS agent. Both the soldier and the agent had been drinking and both were armed.
Appearing before a senate estimates hearing the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, confirmed for the first time that the incident involved a member of the Defence Force and was being investigated.
- IS video showing 17yo Australian boy 'chilling'
Federal MPs have described an Islamic State (IS) video featuring an Australian teenager as "chilling" and "horrible".
In the propaganda video, which emerged yesterday, 17-year-old Australian Abdullah Elmir tells Prime Minister Tony Abbott the terrorist group will never stop fighting.
Muslim groups in Australia have condemned the video and are worried it will increase community tensions in Australia.
Coalition frontbencher Josh Frydenberg, who is Mr Abbott's parliamentary secretary, said the video warning showed why the Government must act.
"That video is chilling and it's a reminder of the threat we face by radicalised young people," he said.
- Indonesian air force fighter jets intercept Australian plane
The Indonesian air force has used two of its new Russian built fighter jets to intercept an Australian plane that had violated its airspace.
- Coalition weapons may have fallen into hands of IS militants
Defence Force Chief Mark Binskin has confirmed weapons supplied by the US-led coalition may have fallen into the hands of Islamic State (IS) extremists.
- Asbestos-related illness linked to factory in Melbourne
Victims and the families of those who were struck by asbestos-related illness, linked to a former factory in Melbourne's west, have spoken of their shock and anger at having been exposed to the deadly material.
- Former Matilda jailed for 'vicious' NYE stabbing
A former Australian women's soccer international player has been jailed for eight and a half years for the "vicious" stabbing of a friend on New Year's Eve.
- Indonesian woman 'arranged husband's murder'
The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch in Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police say.
- Serial killer book could have fuelled dismembering
A self-confessed killer has told the Supreme Court in Perth it is possible he got the idea to chop up his victim's body from a book about a mafia serial killer.
- Government wants rooftop solar program to continue
The Federal Government wants the household solar panels and hot water scheme to continue and says it will start negotiating the future of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) with the Opposition.
- Malaysia confident MH370 will be found in Indian Ocean
Malaysia's defence minister says he is "99.9 per cent" sure missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be found in the southern Indian Ocean.
- Islam convert who killed soldier plagued by personal woes
A Canadian convert to Islam shot dead by police in Quebec after running over and killing a soldier with his car was in the midst of a child custody case and business woes.
- Australia strikes early in first Test against Pakistan
Pakistan is fighting back after losing two early wickets against Australia at lunch in the first Test in Dubai.