BP called on to start oil spill compo fund
The White House is demanding that BP create a special account to pay compensation claims arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Parties point fingers over shelved climate scheme
The Federal Government and the Greens are arguing over who is to blame for the failure of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation.
Japan 'bribing' small nations to back whaling
A British newspaper says Japan has been bribing small nations to help it overturn a moratorium on commercial whaling.