One of Australia's most respected economists has lashed Treasurer Joe Hockey for his criticism of Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson, warned Australia cannot afford new social policies without tax reform and predicted the GST will have to rise to tackle structural holes in the budget.
The Australian Services Union has called on industry superannuation fund HESTA to divest from Transfield Services and is advising its 20,000 members around the country how they can stop their retirement savings from being invested in Transfield Services, because of its links to the Manus Island detention centre.
Cardinal George Pell had an “unusual” and close early involvement in handling the complaint by a former altar boy which eventually led to a court decision insulating the Catholic church in Australia against liability in cases of sexual abuse by priests, the child sex abuse Royal Commission has heard.
American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once remarked that music is the universal language of mankind. But new research suggests music doesn't speak to us all.
A massive blackout has, in effect, shut down Darwin, leaving the entire city without power.
The Catholic Church continues to rely on the legal argument that it is incapable of being sued in negotiations with alleged child abuse victims, a day after Cardinal George Pell acknowledged they should be able to sue the church, a lawyer says.
Environment regulators recommended Santos monitor radioactive elements in its future coal-seam gas operations in the Pilliga Forest despite not seeking such readings once unsafe levels of uranium were found in a contaminated aquifer.
The Sydney bar is resisting a national push to reintroduce the title of Queen's Counsel for senior practitioners, with one silk labelling arguments in favour of the move as ''ridiculous'' and ''disingenuous''.
The Abbott government has quietly reopened a visa loophole that will allow employers to hire an unlimited number of foreign workers under a temporary working visa, in a move that unions say will bring back widespread rorting of the system.
A political fight is brewing between Attorney-General George Brandis and the influential think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, posing a threat to the Abbott government.
Celebrating the weekend across the North. March 7 to 8, 2014.
Chart-toppers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis closed Breath of Life 2014.
National and international music stars entertain the Breath of Life 2014 crowds.
About 10,000 people partied the day and night away at Breath of Life 2014.