The veterans affairs department will spend $180 million clearing its backlogs of claims and modernising IT systems.
James Massola, chief political correspondent Labor leader to accuse government of favouring millionaires over middle-income earners.
Students in NSW have to meet minimum standards of literacy and numeracy to attain a Higher School Certificate from 2020.
Jacob Saulwick Rail infrastructure in Sydney's west will need something to help get it over the line, says Angus Taylor.
Adam Gartrell, Health Correspondent Patients will continue to be hit with rising out-of-pocket health costs under the Turnbull government's slow thaw in the Medicare rebate freeze, experts have warned.
James Massola The Liberal Party's longest-serving treasurer, Peter Costello, has suggested the Turnbull government's projected budget surpluses will not be enough to pay back Australia's ballooning debt.
Louise Hall The partner of a pig farmer has described how she "played dead" so a masked intruder would stop hitting her.
Cameron Atfield Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio has called for a new Citytrain link between his city and Brisbane to be piggy-backed on the federal government's $8.4 billion budget commitment for the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail route.
Nick Ralston An excavation firm, whose owner vanished claiming to be in police protection while owing more than $5 million in unpaid bills, has made an application to access more money from the sale of two Sydney properties.
Kelsey Munro Shark nets or drum lines? New data shows the impact on marine life.