Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have launched a blistering attack on Russia after it killed off a UN push for an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's hopes of establishing a criminal tribunal to prosecute the murderers of the 298 people killed when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down a year ago have been dashed.
Latika Bourke Speaker Bronwyn Bishop will almost certainly face a no-confidence motion when Parliament resumes despite belatedly apologising for chartering a taxpayer funded private helicopter ride, with the opposition dismissing her contrition as too little too late and insincere.
Andrew Darby The widely tipped Nick McKim will take over the Tasmanian Greens Senate seat vacated by former federal leader Christine Milne, the party announced on Thursday.
Latika Bourke Bronwyn Bishop has finally apologised to voters for billing them for a $5000 private helicopter trip and says she will repay all entitlements she claimed to attend colleagues' weddings but is refusing to resign as Speaker.
James Massola, political correspdondent, in New York Russian-backed rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 are likely to escape justice, with Russia poised to veto a UN resolution to establish an independent criminal tribunal.
Sarah Whyte Some young people are choosing to use the drug ice over alcohol at parties because it is cheaper and more readily available, a Senate inquiry has heard.
James Massola Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has warned more civilian airliners could be shot out of the sky and international law will be "impotent" if the perpetrators of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy are not brought to justice.
Mark Kenny Bronwyn Bishop's position is becoming "increasingly untenable" amid speculation she may not survive as Speaker to see the return of Parliament.
Nicole Hasham Manus Island residents may have taken the law into their own hands if local police had not pressed for the return of three Australian detention centre workers accused of sexual assault, island MP Ron Knight says.