The country's biggest telecommunications companies are willing to block their customers from accessing overseas websites hosting pirated movies and music despite concerns harmless sites could also get caught by the filter.
Elite universities with poor records of enrolling disadvantaged students would be the big winners under the federal government's new Commonwealth scholarship scheme, according to new modelling.
The government has backed away from its criticism of the My School website and is now opposed to overhauling the website to prevent parents from comparing schools to each other.
It has produced some of Australia's best and wealthiest actors, including Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson and Sam Worthington. But the National Institute of Dramatic Art is not sharing in their riches after recording a financial loss of $792,764.
Former directors of the Peter MacCallum cancer hospital have denied knowledge of a secretive and potentially corrupt $250,000 payment to Kathy Jackson’s union to settle a back-pay dispute.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's comment that the arrival of the First Fleet was the defining moment in Australian history has earned a rebuke from indigenous leaders.
Australians are supposed to be among the fastest consumers to take up new gadgetry but when it comes to adopting solar energy the country remains very much in the shade – and the shadow is about to get darker.
Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has cancelled his plans to open a conference of the controversial World Congress of Families.
Solar energy installers are expecting a boom then sharp contraction of their businesses as the Abbott government prepares to take an axe to renewable energy support.
John Howard, the last leader to send Australian troops to war – in Iraq and Afghanistan – says he has the greatest confidence Prime Minister Tony Abbott will make the right decision on whether to join a new military offensive in Iraq.
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