Taxpayer-funded security guards will be deployed at Jewish and Islamic schools across the country as part of an $18 million federal government program to beef up security at religious schools.
A wide range of child carriers sold for bicycles have never been reviewed for safety in Australia and have no local formal standards covering their use, according to Bicycle Industries Australia.
Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged the Abbott government not to abandon Australia's role as what she calls "a pioneer" in the debate on climate change.
Reporters who have covered the Schapelle Corby saga from the start call it the 'Corby curse' — the chaos, disaster and betrayal that so routinely surrounds this family.
Further faults have been found in vehicles operated by trucking company Cootes whose petrol tanker was involved in the Mona Vale explosion killing two motorists last October.
Flights between Australia and Indonesia have resumed today, after cancellations caused by a volcanic eruption in Java.
Indonesia has added to its protests against the Abbott government's border protection policies, hauling Australia's ambassador into the foreign affairs ministry for a dressing down.
They claim good intentions, but more than one Australian expat in Phnom Penh’s charity sector has been feeling the heat over questionable conduct. Stephanie Wood reports from Cambodia.
Gina Rinehart's legal tussle with her son John and two of her three daughters, Hope and Bianca, over a $5 billion family trust is on the public record. Mrs Rinehart's relationship with nine young Cambodian women from poor backgrounds has been conducted somewhat more discreetly.
While thousands of Australians were fighting in Vietnam, a select group was quietly achieving success in PNG. Mark Dapin reports.
Sixties show band The Chevrolets will be at Blacktown Workers Club on March 15, 8pm.