Schools are not devoting sufficient time to literacy and numeracy in the early years of primary school because the national curriculum is too overcrowded, according to a review released today.
The Abbott government's controversial review of the national curriculum has failed to reignite the culture wars as expected with its recommendations receiving widespread support across the country.
Only two people over five years have been charged with the anti-whistleblowing section of the Crimes Act the federal government is using to pursue Save the Children staff, according to the Australian Federal Police.
A team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of NSW has smashed the world speed record for electric vehicles, with their Sunswift car averaging more than 100 km/h over 500 km on a single battery charge.
One of the world’s largest bond fund managers has drawn up a list of 38 events that could trigger a fresh wave of volatility in financial markets.
Colourful ICAC witness Jeff McCloy has apologised for posing with a birthday cake shaped like a brown paper bag stuffed with cash.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has brushed aside concerns raised by his former leadership rival Anthony Albanese about national security laws recently passed with Labor's support
Friends of a man allegedly punched in the back of the head in Bondi have said they are "absolutely shattered" by the brutal assault and feel that no one is safe on a night out anymore.
Four years ago I wrote a story in The Sunday Age about a brave young woman who had been trapped in a small, northern-NSW new-age cult for 12 years.