Victorian Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has launched an independent investigation into the Geelong council amid bullying allegations.
Scientists will use the annual mass coral spawn on the Great Barrier Reef to research how baby coral will tolerate climate change.
The are fears for the future of the Mental Health in Multicultural Australia project, with stakeholders saying the project's new contractor had left them out in...
Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders may be caught up in the leak of technology company VTech's customer database.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has seized on comments Tanya Plibersek made about climate change causing Eneko Island to disappear.
Investigations into the handling of stolen property through second-hand goods stores across Sydney have resulted in the arrests of four men.
The federal government has announced fresh measures to crack down on dodgy training colleges, including a funding freeze for the whole industry.
The Australia Institute think tank says cutting the company tax rate to 25 per cent would result in a $27 billion revenue loss in a decade.
Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm will test parliament's support for laws to allow assisted suicide.
Health Minister Sussan Ley has paused discussions over planned reform of Medicare, due to be debated in the Senate this week.
Adelaide researchers have won an award for their idea to turn part of the city's parklands into a community garden to employ homeless people.
Malcolm Turnbull is facing a diplomatic balancing act with his first official visit to Japan set to coincide with the resumption of Japanese whaling.
Fires in Hong Kong, the United States and England have reportedly been linked to poor quality versions of a popular toy.

'Black lung' returns to Qld mines

Queensland's mines minister has ordered a review after three coalminers came down with 'black lung' for the first time in three decades.
A 24-year-old law student who allegedly tried to hack into his university's computer system so he could get better grades has appeared in a Brisbane court.

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