Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised the prospect of a prisoner swap in a last-ditch attempt to spare the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.
Jewel Topsfield Indonesian president Joko Widodo says the executions of 10 drug felons, including Bali nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, will not be this week but will be soon.
Nick Miller, Megan Levy An Australian woman has died after becoming caught in an avalanche in Austria.
Peter Martin, James Massola Australia would have needed to lift its tax take by almost 50 per cent to meet Labor's long-term spending promises, Thursday's Intergenerational Report will show.
Nassim Khadem Australian regulators need to consider introducing caps on borrowing to stop house price growth and further risk to the financial system, says the head of the Abbott government's financial systems inquiry David Murray.
Judith Ireland Spending on the dole and disability support pension is on track to drop over the next forty years, even if the government's harsh budget measures like the six month Newstart wait for under 30s are not implemented, according to Treasury projections.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years, with slower economic growth and a massive spike in the number of people living to 100, the latest Intergenerational Report shows.
A 33-year-old man charged for punching a 16-year-old boy in the face while he was in his wheelchair is due to appear in court on Thursday.
Police uncovered chemicals used for the manufacture of methamphetamine during a raid at a home in Westminster on Thursday.
Latika Bourke The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot continue at its current intensity forever, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned, in an address to Parliament to mark one year since the plane's disappearance.