More and more countries are choosing to ink agreements with China on its trillion dollar Belt and Road initiative, but what are countries actually agreeing to when they sign on?
Former attorney-General George Brandis was asked to approve the controversial prosecution of an Australian spy and his lawyer more than two years before consent was finally granted, a document obtained by the ABC reveals.
Voluntary euthanasia won't be legal in the ACT or the Northern Territory for the foreseeable future, with a Senate bill voted down last night — but politicians in Canberra say the fight is not over.
The word "terrorism" has been used and abused globally for political ends for decades. So who gets to decide who does and doesn't make Australia's terrorism list?
NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks, a step toward adding its 30th member, despite objections from Russia which warns the move could make the small nation "a legitimate target" if relations between the alliance and Moscow deteriorate further.
The Australian Government makes a push to re-establish itself as the dominant nation in the South Pacific, with fresh aid spending and official visits.
Israel says it wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as its capital, but the site of the planned building could be as divisive as the US President's declaration.
China's Navy Chief reportedly tells his Australian counterpart that Australia has gone against "peace and stability" in the South China Sea, as satellite images show evidence of more island-building in the disputed area.
Donald Trump's impending move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been welcomed by an Australian-based pro-Israel group but criticised by Palestinian-Australians.