An Afghan man has successfully forced an ASIO chief - David Irvine - to testify for the first time in court in a bid to overturn a secret security assessment linking him to people smuggling.
Number of deaths related to air pollution in Australia has increased significantly, when most of the world's major economies have seen their death rates decline.
The suspected Mafia godfather of Melbourne helped bankroll a Liberal Party marginal federal seat campaign in the 2013 election, raising the prospect that the proceeds of crime have flowed into Liberal coffers.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to rule out university fees doubling because of his government's deregulation of the sector, as some institutions suggest the rises will be much greater due to withdrawn funding.
Women will be disproportionately hit by federal budget's changes to pensions and GP visits, according to Labor Party analysis.
An Afghan man has successfully forced ASIO chief David Irvine to testify in a Sydney court in a bid to overturn a secret security assessment linking him to people smuggling.
A bipartisan plan to stop indigenous art fraud has stuttered to a halt, with Arts Minister George Brandis failing to meet the federally funded body behind it.
Record late-autumn warmth is sending plant growth into spring-like behaviour, affecting fruit growers and city gardeners alike.
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David Gonski has urged the Abbott government to reverse its decision to scrap the school funding reforms associated with his name, claiming "the concept of aspiration ends in 2017".