A parliamentary committee has recommended that government agencies should be able force internet service providers (ISPs) to block websites, but has warned that they must know what they are doing first.

The children of Australia’s richest person have wrestled control over their multibillion-dollar family trust.

Experts are investigating the social effect of the disturbing rate of incarceration among Indigenous Australians.

A federal public servant will receive compensation after proving the her office was too loud.

Norfolk Island residents say the Australian Government is ignoring their demands and initiating a forceful takeover of the small independent island.

The Community and Public Sector Union says its next round of industrial action will be noticed, after initial low-level actions left public service minister Eric Abetz completely unfazed.

The ACTU wants domestic violence victims to be allowed an extra 10 days of annual leave to help them break free of their abusers.

Senior church leaders have called on the Federal Government to make stronger climate change resolutions, saying the risks outweigh religious difference.

A new report says the cost of programs to encourage rooftop solar systems have outweighed the benefits by $9 billion.

The ACTU wants to make a temporary LNP-fighting fund into a permanent fee for members.

About 800 applicants will be up for just 20 graduate jobs at the Department of Finance, while the agency tries to shake off its cold and uncaring image.

The Fair Work Commission will be forced to make a ruling on its own conduct, a new twist in the industrial action from the federal public service.

The Federal Government has been criticised and questioned after it paid for the same anti-ice advertisement to be made twice, 8 years apart.

For a second time, attorneys-general from across the country have petitioned the Federal Government over funding cuts to legal aid and community legal services.

The Federal Government has acknowledged that Co-operative Research Centres earn more than they cost, but will cut funding to them anyway.

A Senate inquiry has been told around 1,000 wind turbines will need to be built to meet the new Renewable Energy Target figure of 33,000 gigawatt hours.

Oil giant Chevron has been accused of running an aggressive tax avoidance scheme, depriving local coffers of millions of dollars.

The Federal Government has quietly expanded the already significant amount of agencies that are allowed unwarranted access to the private data of all Australians.

A federal parliamentary committee says proposed legislation to force ISPs to block sites like The Pirate Bay could limit freedom of expression.

Public service minister Eric Abetz has turned his back on the Commonwealth workers' compensation scheme, going for a more exclusive scheme for high-level politicians only.

A remote shire in Western Australia has been caught off guard by rumours that it could host a nuclear waste dump.

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