The man who once threw a shovelful of sand at a pack of journalists has now joined their ranks.
As the number of asylum seekers on the island rises, so too do the pressures on the resources of Christmas Island.
Would the world collapse? Would there be rioting in the streets? What would happen to your Facebook friends? Brad Howarth reports.
Scientists have pulled off a daring close encounter with Earth's biggest animal, the Antarctic blue whale, using world-first acoustic tracking techniques.
Parents of women with severe disabilities are being forced to take their daughters overseas for hysterectomies after their requests for the procedure were denied in Australia, a leading endocrinologist has told an inquiry into involuntary sterilisation.
Former chief whip Joel Fitzgibbon has joined other Labor MPs concerned about the prospect of taxing the superannuation earnings of the wealthy.
An Abbott government would risk Australia's international reputation and undermine its economic interests if it scrapped the carbon tax, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet told a joint climate forum with China.
The internet has become so enmeshed in our daily and business lives that the loss of it - even temporarily - is more than most of us can contemplate, writes Brad Howarth.
After a decade of war in Afghanistan and 39 combat deaths, the end is firmly in sight for Australian troops with the planned closure of their main base by the end of the year.
Doctors at the Advanced Medical Institute would prescribe powerful medications to men with erectile dysfunction, sometimes via penile injection, with scant consultation or inquiry about their medical history, a doctor who worked for the company says.
The World Barista Championships are being held at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale.