ASIC says it has observed some positive progress in the wake of Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms and new fee disclosure statement rules.

Reports this week accuse private training colleges of profiteering to the tune of $3 billion - at public expense.

Amnesty International says the Australian Government has played a role in a transnational crime by paying people smugglers to return to Indonesia.

Public servants say keeping their current conditions is a higher priority than just more pay.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released its annual report, which reveals a big spike in Freedom of Information requests in response to the cone of silence around immigration matters.

Federal public service leaders have ordered a crackdown on physical inboxes as part of a push toward entirely digital offices.

An international team of experts have devised a method that allows countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, to help them create a roadmap to end climate negotiation gridlock.

Australia has a new chief scientist, in a move some say will open up debate about nuclear energy.

A decision by the Canadian government could mean Australia’s 70 F-35A jets cost $100 million more.

Law firm Maurice Blackburn says it may launch legal action against poker machines, arguing that they breach consumer law.

The Crime Commission has warned that young, drug-taking, social-media-savvy public servants are big targets for organised crime.

Australia has a new political party – the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA).

The Federal Government has given a small amount of ground in a move it hopes will break the impasse in public sector wage talks.

The Federal Government is trialling a new “Constituency Question Time”, which will open up the floor to more questions from both Government and Opposition MPs.

The Federal Government has ditched a plan to pay $4 million for a climate change research centre headed by Bjorn Lomborg.

A protest is on in Queensland this weekend to get one man to change his mind.

The Federal Government is introducing a reduced set of Family Tax Benefit cuts to those proposed in the 2014 budget.

The $16 billion Adani Carmichael coal mine has been approved under a new set of environmental conditions.

The Federal Government has been accused of storming ahead on plans to impose strict restrictions on Indigenous welfare recipients, by way of a cashless welfare card.

The silence has been broken between the two sides of the federal public sector wage deal.

NBN Co will spend money installing new copper phone lines to make sure its multi-technology mix actually works.

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