Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented Australian of the Year Award 2019 trophies to anesthetist Richard Harris and his dive buddy Craig Challen for their efforts to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year.
Morrison travelled to Iraq to meet special forces soldiers and other Australian military personnel. He cancelled a planned visit to Afghanistan on the advice of the defence force chief due to security reasons.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad slams Canberra saying "Jerusalem has always been under Palestine... and [is] not the capital of Israel".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Canberra is committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital when the occupied city's status is determined in a peace deal.
Public pressure mounts on Canberra to shift refugee children detained on the Pacific island of Nauru to New Zealand, even as PM Scott Morrison says such transfers could cause new arrivals.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issues emotive apology to children who suffered sexual abuse, saying the state had failed to protect them from "evil dark" crimes.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who must call national elections by mid-May, acknowledges voter anger over political infighting in Canberra but says he is determined to stay on even if the coalition becomes a minority government.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern sector that it annexed after the 1967 Middle East war, as its capital.
The former treasurer in Malcolm Turnbull's government was sworn in as the country's prime minister after he defeated Peter Dutton in a vote to lead the Liberal Party.
Australia parliament returns for debates over make-or-break labour reform
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