Broadcaster Alan Jones is facing an online backlash after suggesting on national television that "left-wing radical students" were behind the Boston Marathon bombings and that Australia should reconsider its intake of foreign university students in response.
Schools that gain extra cash under the Gonski reforms have been told to expect a hands-off approach from the federal government, with principals spared from submitting spending plans for approval.
John Howard and his wife Janette will be among more than 2000 guests at Margaret Thatcher's funeral which protesters have threatened to disrupt by hurling eggs, coal and milk at her coffin.
Julian Assange's WikiLeaks Party has generated considerable interest among voters but probably not enough for him to be elected to the Senate, a new poll shows.
When Brendan Nelson was just two days into the job of director at the War Memorial, he wandered down to the commemorative area at closing time to see how the day's end was marked.
One British juror who could not reach a verdict on a child abduction and sexual assault trial turned to Facebook.
Australian air quality standards are too tough and should be eased, mining company Rio Tinto has told a Senate inquiry into the impact of air pollution on health.
One British juror who could not reach a verdict on a child abduction and sexual assault trial turned to Facebook. ''I don't know which way to go, so I'm holding a poll,'' she announced. Another sitting on a drugs trial befriended the accused and traded messages with him on Facebook.
A 'modest cull of the enormously poor' has been suggested by long-time Liberal Party strategist Toby Ralph in a tongue-in-cheek essay in reply to the Gillard government's attack on the 'fabulously wealthy' through superannuation taxes.
Older people are clinging on to their empty nests: 90 per cent say they wish to stay in their current home rather than downsizing or moving into aged care.