The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Australia's government has rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job.
Australia's human rights watchdog has launched an inquiry into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to remote camps.
Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has been unseated by intra-party rival Kevin Rudd as the Labor Party leader. Watch.
Australia has axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, in a move slammed as backward and out of step with the rest of the world.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has tweeted his rage at Usman Khawaja's dismissal in the third Ashes Test against England.
Australia's former leader Kevin Rudd toppled Julia Gillard to return as prime minister. See the pictures.
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