Industrial action by public servants is expected to disrupt international airports this week.

New data from federal workplace insurer Comcare shows taxpayers are close to paying $80 million for bullying, harassment and "occupational violence" claims in the public service this year.

The president of Whistleblowers Australia says Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is not the best person to take sensitive disclosures to, despite it being part of his job.

A global survey has found that the world’s wealthiest people understand climate change, but only half see it as a threat.

The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is celebrating the launch of its brand new Electron Microscopy Facility.

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and about 1,000 robotics experts have signed a letter to ensure that in the future of warfare- human fingers are on the trigger.

The Federal Government is copping criticism from within its own ranks over the much-decried decision to stop the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in large wind farms and household solar.

Experts say a nationwide salt reduction target could cut rates of cardiovascular disease.

Industry superannuation funds are fighting against changes that threaten union control.

The Australian Border Force workers’ union says its strike action was not the reason that a refugee boat so close to shore this week, but has conceded that it is creating delays.

A senior Airservices Australia manager has been charged for using fake aviation companies and false documents to defraud the tax office of over $320,000.

A new survey indicates that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is still dealing with the hangover from absorbing AusAID almost two years ago.

Media reports suggest that the personal medical records of asylum seekers have been handed over to Australia’s immigration department for “political purposes”.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is pushing for half of Australia's large-scale energy production to come from renewable sources within 15 years.

A former member of the expert committee behind the approval of the Shenhua Watermark coal mine says it comes with big risks to water supplies.

News South Wales Premier Mike Baird has made his pitch in the much-awaited yet much-avoided GST conversation, arguing the rate should be increased to 15 per cent to pay for better healthcare.

The Greens are pushing for Australian authorities to take on a Portuguese program that approaches drug addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has been grilled over the approval of an enormous NSW coal mine and the nature of emissions trading schemes (ETS) in interviews over the weekend.

A furore is starting over the incredible travel entitlement spending of Federal Speaker Bronwyn Bishop.

The ninth federal public sector pay deal has been approved, leading to jubilation among Abbott Government negotiators.

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