Amnesty International has slammed the secrecy surrounding Australia’s offshore asylum seeker facility on the island of Nauru.

An Australian economist says the federal budget crisis does not actually exist, but has been made up to sell broad government cuts.

The South Australian Government is calling for change in the way penalties are paid after workplace injury and death.

CSIRO has set up an internal unit to tackle accusations of bullying and workplace harassment.

A new report says the Federal Government is wasting millions on combination medications.

The Federal Government has unveiled its white paper on the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), a main component of the Direct Action plan to combat climate change.

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has given a speech on the future of education in the world’s poorest nations, in her new role at RMIT.

The Federal Government may be considering allowing universities to charge higher fees.

Australia will buy dozens of fighter jets at a cost of more than $12 billion, despite a raft of concerns about their design and abilities.

The Federal Treasurer says further increases to the pension age are inevitable, and that people should “work as long as they can”.

Analysts have ranked Australia poorly in terms of internet access, affordability and investment.

The United Nations refugee agency says it continues to get no response from the Australian government for its questions over the asylum seeker ‘turn back’ policy.

The Australian Labor Party is set to take on a new form with less union involvement and backroom dealings, if leader Bill Shorten has his way.

There is speculation this week that the Federal Government will look to axe a major water policy advisory body in the effort to cut costs.

A key employers’ lobby group has accused various unions of receiving big payoffs by selling expensive yet inferior income protection insurance.

As the government’s ‘razor gang’ sought out more budget cuts over the weekend, Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews said tightening up checks on claims for the Disability Support Pension (DSP) would be a good start.

Reports today say some Medicare Local executives have been warned that the Federal Government plans to shut down the current system.

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis says ignoring people who deny climate science is “medieval”.

Russia has waived about $10 billion of North Korean debt in exchange for a gas pipeline through the secretive country to South Korea.

Clean energy companies say the threat of changes to the renewable target scheme is spooking investors.

Australian public broadcaster the ABC has been given permission to broadcast its Australia Network content to the entire Chinese population.

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