There are concerns this week that the Royal Commission into unions is heaping more work onto public servants.

The media has been banned from reporting on a case that the fugitive Julian Assange calls “an embarrassing corruption scandal involving the Australian government”.

Concern is coming from several directions over possible changes to Australian internet law.

As fears about water fluoridation continue in several Australian regions, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says it will end the debate once and for all.

The federal government’s approval for the biggest coal mine in Australian history has many up in arms, but ministers say it should be worth it.

An event marking the state of global AIDS research has ended over the weekend, with renewed optimism that more and more lives will be saved.

Telstra is planning to cut more than 650 jobs in Australia, the latest in thousands of job losses from the local telecom in the last two years.

A new report says it will take more than financial inducement to get many professionals to ply their trade in rural areas.

The Federal Government has extended a program which suspends welfare payments for NT parents whose children fail to attend school.

Australia is missing the opportunity for billions of dollars in revenue, thousands of jobs and a better life for many citizens by ignoring one single industry.

Department of Human Services staff have been offered a slight pay rise, but it comes with stipulations designed to rush agreement.

Industry groups have sent a warning that the Australian Government’s big plan to tackle harmful emissions may thoroughly miss the mark.

Australia’s climate science credentials are being attacked, since the nation became the first to remove an established price on carbon.

The US President has banned workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender public service employees and government-linked contractors.

Local experts in air safety will assist investigations into the recent attack which led to the deaths of dozens of Australians.

A few big deals this week for Australian military transport, with the approval of a $54 million project and plans put up for another $1.4 billion spend.

At least eight major projects have been put on hold in recent weeks, due to uncertainty over the Renewable Energy Target.

The Minerals Resource Rent Tax (mining tax) will stay in place after the Federal Government rejected amendments put forward last week.

The wheels have fallen off the new Land Transport Amendment Bill, and the Federal Government is blaming the opposition for putting the valuable Roads to Recovery Programme at risk.

The AIDS 2014 conference started under a dark cloud in Melbourne.

Budget cuts could be deadly, as the World Health Organization struggles to stem outbreaks with fewer resources.

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