The Federal Government is considering a rebate plan for public sector workers who buy locally-made cars, in what has been called an attempt to repair the political damage from proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax.

The Federal Government has launched a new program to help the thousands of Australians employed in artistic or creative services.

South Korea has introduced a tough anti-corruption bill for government officials after dozens of reports of illegal bribes and favours.

The Federal Government is hoping to raise over $5 billion in the next four years from an increase in the tax on tobacco.

Analysis of 103 different government-sector wage deals has revealed the massive disparity in pay between employees in the same classification band but different departments.

There is plenty of uncertainty flying around federal politics at the moment, including a lack of assurance over what Australia’s role will be at a United Nations Security Council meeting in September.

Media reports are accusing bureaucrats in the Department of Human Services of spying on private files in breach of the Public Service Code of Conduct.

Monash University has opened a new research centre dedicated to transforming manufacturing in areas such as biomedicine, transport, aerospace engineering and mineral processing.

The highly-controversial Shree Minerals’ Tarkine mine project has gained approval by the Federal Environment Minister, despite outcry from the population over dangers to the Tasmanian devil.

The Community and Public Sector Union is claiming budget cuts and uncertainty following sackings have lead to widespread bullying in the sector.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the Federal Government to introduce independent monitoring of involuntary patients on psychiatric wards, to ensure the best practice is undertaken for all involved.

A new study has linked plain packaging on cigarettes to lower smoking appeal, greater support for the policy and a higher urgency to quit among adult smokers.

Reports are suggesting the Federal Government should have thought slightly longer about its newly-unveiled disability insurance scheme, confidential documents have allegedly revealed the agency rolling out the reforms were not at all happy with the name ‘DisabilityCare’.

Official figures out this week have shown Australia's annual rate of inflation has slowed to 2.4 per cent, and Darwin’s inflation rate growth remains the highest among the nation's capital cities.

The new Federal Environment Minister has flown into (or at least over) hot water in Tasmania, joining the battle on multiple fronts between Government, conservationists and miners.

A report on the cost and impact of shale coal mining says Australia needs to adopt nation-wide legislation before the practice escalates.

Australia’s Catholic school have signed on to the Federal Government’s school funding reforms, but Victoria and WA are still holding out.

The Federal Agriculture Minister has said he regrets the hasty ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011.

The Federal Government has announced a multi-million dollar funding boost for training to protect victims of domestic violence.

The Australian Greens have announced their take on proposed changes to parental leave policies.

Australian and US forces found little resistance as they laid siege to a town in Queensland this week.

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