Sri Lankan refugee Nimal is coming to Australia. This may not seem a newsworthy event, except that, in 2009 and 2010 this man played a leading role in one of the most extraordinary events in the annals of asylum-seeking.
While in Canberra the Commission of Audit was railing against Australia's ''poor productivity, high dollar, high energy costs and heavy reliance on the resources sector'', in Los Angeles Australia's Trade Minister was declaring the nation just about the most attractive in the world.
The Commission of Audit, the group tasked by the federal government with identifying opportunities to sell public assets and slash government spending, has held meetings with SBS and Australia Post.
Andy Murray's dire prediction that someone could have a heart attack in the heat did not fall on deaf ears at one of Melbourne Park's newest spectator areas on Wednesday. It reached virtually no ears at all.
The Abbott government is seeking to choke off the flow of asylum-seekers closer to the source countries as signs emerged that the number of people travelling to Indonesia to launch boat journeys had plunged.
Most teenagers who are plagued by short bouts of depression and anxiety in adolescence will fully recover by adulthood, a study has found.
The Australian Taxation Office wants to allow big business to oversee its own tax returns, internal documents reveal, despite the potential for conflict of interest, greed and even corruption.
Nestle and an anti-allergy charity have been accused of encouraging a new range of ''lunchbox friendly'' muesli bars to be allowed in playgrounds, even though they could be dangerous for people with nut allergies.
Leading Australian researchers say thousands of Australians are set to benefit from the acquisition of new machines that can sequence a whole human genome for about $1000.
It's easy to miss the old hut that stands behind Casey station on the Antarctic coastline.
Sixties show band The Chevrolets will be at Blacktown Workers Club on March 15, 8pm.