More than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities.

Research suggests plain packaging and warning labels are motivating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit smoking.

Both sides of Queensland politics are fighting to stop the compulsory acquisition of agricultural land for an army training ground.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has repeated his call for Australia’s renewable energy target to be scrapped.

Australia's first female Chief Justice of the High Court has been sworn in.

A new partnership should help address inequities in health services for rural and remote areas.

Biomolecular science professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been named Australian of the Year.

Australia has kept its place on a key global corruption index for the first time in four years.

Australian workers on the verge of retirement risk being short-changed on their employer superannuation entitlements.

The Government is seeking tenders for technology to check fingerprints and scan faces at airports.

A new study has looked at whether the fear of punishment influences peoples’ pirate behaviour.

The RACP wants alcohol companies to be banned from sponsoring cricket.

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) says it does not call people out of the blue.

Newly-minted US President Donald Trump has made even stronger moves against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Repressive religious ministry Catch the Fire has had its charity status revoked...

Independent audits show the DIBP has spent over $1 billion in the last four years, without proper authorisation.

The Social Services Department has not decided whether to expand trials of the cashless welfare card.

Greg Hunt will be Australia’s third health minister since 2013, while Ken Wyatt becomes the first Indigenous person to be...

Centrelink’s automated debt-recovery program could face a Senate inquiry.

Recent climate progress is positive, but the claim that the ‘science is settled’...

South Australia will examine the potential benefits of a cannabis industry, while moves on the federal level are less clear.

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