One of the people behind the new review of the English curriculum is facing accusations of racism, sexism, bigotry and having an horrendous sense of humour.

Ireland has vowed the shut the door on international tax cheats, but some say it will be left slightly ajar.

James Packer has unleashed on gambling ­critics and Australian governments, which he says are damaging his Crown Resorts business.

A survey has found truly disturbing rates of violent attitudes towards women among everyday Australians.

About 15,000 Department of Human Services staff members will vote on whether to take industrial action, after gaining approval from the Fair Work Commission.

Local government remains the most trusted level of government in Australia, according to the latest results of a major national survey by Griffith University.

The Federal Government's plan to close important research centres have drawn criticism almost immediately.

Treasurer Joe Hockey has faced a fiery questioning over Australia’s environmental, economic and diplomatic place in the world.

A former Liberal Party leader and former Liberal prime minister have told their currently-serving colleagues to stay out of ANU’s business.

Researchers say Australia’s most important commodity is also one of the least talked-about, despite lives being on the line.

A group of sea-bound protestors are travelling from the Pacific Islands to Newcastle to block the coal port.

The EU has made a ruling that will allow the UK to build its first nuclear power station since the nineteen-nineties.

Anthony Albanese has indicated Labor might have gone too far in supporting new laws to resict journalists, whistleblowers, and those who do not wholly agree with Australia’s national security actions.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia still cannot send nurses or aid workers to Ebola-affected parts of Africa because there is no evacuation plan.

One of Australia’s least-recognised national assets is gaining a big reputation on the cutting edge of international science.

The gender pay gap is smaller at corporations where the CEO has a daughter, so a new campaign has been launched to get more daughters for executives.

Attorney-General George Brandis is taking his enhanced security evangelism to the business community, with a series of meetings to see if the private sector backs his view.

The Federal Government has made it easier for departments to host their services on international cloud servers, with changes to official ICT policy.

The Greens, Palmer United Party and Labor have banded together to keep final say on mining environmental approvals in Federal hands.

The Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed the Senate's rejection of radical social security budget measures.

A Senate inquiry into alleged tax-dodging by multinational companies operating in Australia could be awkward for some mining bosses.

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