The Queensland One Nation senator faces a nervous wait ahead of a scheduled appearance in front of the full bench of the High Court next month.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent Washington's budget gridlock could affect Australia if the United States' military leadership starts to "atrophy", a new thinktank report has warned.
A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor The left-wing social campaign group GetUp! is planning a ten-fold increase in its campaign power and reach to target prominent Coalition conservatives.
Michael Koziol, Matt Maloney "I headbutted him quite piss-poorly because I was quite pissed," said the man who assaulted Tony Abbott.
Phil Hickey Shocking footage of a car narrowly avoiding a head on collision with two oncoming vehicles south of Perth has been released ahead of the WA long weekend.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The national RSL has launched an investigation after discovering former president Ken Doolan was given a car worth nearly $40,000 paid for by the veterans' charity.
Hannah Barry A car has crashed into a home in Fremantle after running a red light during a police chase.
Heather McNeill More than 11,000 homes in Perth are without power on Friday afternoon as thunderstorms and strong winds lash the city and parts of the southern coast.
Nino Bucci and Rachel Olding NSW will revise its hardline approach to extremists in prison, moving away from mandatory segregation and closer to a Victorian model, as it becomes clear inmates are becoming further radicalised and discouraged to rehabilitate in the notorious Supermax