The federal government is under fire for a budget change that will deprive families of $230 million in childcare subsidies over the next four years.
Fees are expected to more than double for environmental studies and communications students when fees are deregulated in 2016, while mathematics students are set to emerge as winners.
An Amnesty International report has described gross human rights abuses on Manus Island, including overcrowding and inappropriate treatment of mentally ill patients.
Fees expected to more than double for environmental studies and communications students when they are deregulated in 2016.
Welfare claimants can be 'friends with benefits' without losing their Centrelink benefits, a federal tribunal has ruled.
Low-paid restaurant and cafe staff will lose some of their penalty rates for working on Sundays after a long-awaited decision by the industral tribunal.
An overwhelming majority of ethnic and community groups oppose the Abbott government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
The opposition says the government is preparing to slash its flagship climate policy, the emissions reduction fund, after Tuesday’s budget showed proposed spending on the scheme would be $1.4 billion less than expected in the first four years.
Australians are eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before, with teenagers leading the charge in unhealthy eating dominated by fast food, new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows.
Police have marched into Nauru's Parliament, forcibly dragging out an opposition MP accused of making critical comments to foreign media.