Casley founded the principality of Hutt River – about 500km north of Perth – in 1970 after a dispute with the state government over wheat production quotas

Leonard Casley, a former Western Australian wheat farmer who seceded from Australia to form the micronation Hutt River, has died aged 93. Better know(...)

Eddie Jones: “The doctor said, ‘If you recover fully you can coach until you’re 70.’ I might keep him to that”. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

“Conflict in any organisation is important, because from conflict you get creativity” – Eddie Jones Only the special ones earn lifelong enemies. Ther(...)

Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton (left) and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.  Labor leader Bill Shorten called on Mr Dutton to apologise for comments he made  on immigrants. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

When it comes to race, Australia has often been the land that political correctness forgot, but up until now mainstream politicians have used dog-whi(...)

It’s a hardy annual of Australian life, like Christmas on the beach with the ‘barbi’ and ritual debates about the use of sun screen. Come Australia Da(...)

Peter Carey: setting the record straight about the WikiLeaks founder. Photograph: Geraint Lewis/Rex

Soon after we meet, on a brisk New York day, to talk about his latest book, Peter Carey wants to set the record straight about Julian Assange. Despite(...)

The towering, patrician Gough Whitlam, who has died aged 98, made his mark in a dynamic and chaotic era of Australian politics. His legacy is to some (...)