Bill Shorten has proposed specific changes to the budget's controversial superannuation reforms, which have been under attack from the conservatives in the Coalition ranks.
Indigenous representation in TV dramas has surged, but other culturally diverse groups are still under-represented on screen.
A new report published by the Climate Institute says Australia could avoid lengthy heatwaves and help save the Great Barrier Reef by meeting the Paris Agreement's 1.5C global warming goal.
Bill Shorten on Wednesday will propose a budget repair package worth $8 billion over the forward estimates.
Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Bill Shorten is continuing to pressure for a banking royal commission by highlighting rising bank profits and escalating consumer complaints in recent years.
Malcolm Turnbull's plebiscite on same-sex marriage has run into new problems, with the Australian Electoral Commission recommending it should be delayed until next year.
Scott Morrison has formally ruled out Chinese companies obtaining a 50.4% share of Ausgrid.
An angry Malcolm Turnbull has asked CEDA for a 'please explain' and the Australian Federal Police for a full incident report about the protest over Nauru and Manus Island.
Moody's has reaffirmed Australia's AAA credit rating, as Malcolm Turnbull seeks to put pressure on Labor and crossbenchers to pass measures to help repair the budget.
A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
The government will test Labor's bona fides early in the new parliament with an 'omnibus bill' containing more than $6 billion in savings it says the ALP flagged at the election it would support.
Australia had more universities in the top 100 than any other nation, apart from the US and UK.
The advent of electron microscopy and nanobiology has moved our appreciation of the living world to unprecedentedly small scales – with entirely new benefits and potential pitfalls to consider.
Scott Morrison has rejected Chinese bids for the 99-year lease of 50.4% of Ausgrid, the NSW electricity distribution system, for security reasons.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.
The challenges ahead for Australia include sustaining a stronger growth outlook.
The government is seeking to reassure Australians their census data is secure, after the ABS was forced to take down the site on Tuesday night to ensure data was protected.
Former treasurer Peter Costello has raised questions about how much the Turnbull government can achieve given its political situation, and warned of the risk of a defection.
Senate crossbencher Nick Xenophon will defy the requirement to provide his name when he fills out Tuesday's census.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the heads of Australia's big four banks will be grilled annually by the House of Representatives economics committee.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won four Senate seats – two, including Hanson's, in Queensland, one in NSW and one in Western Australia.
Teaching graduates are expected to meet new test standard from July 1 this year.
Former British foreign secretary David Miliband says Kevin Rudd 'undoubtedly had the qualification' to be a candidate for the United Nations secretary-general post.
Malcolm Turnbull has sternly told the banks they should pass on the whole of Tuesday's rate cut - or their chief executives must explain why they are not doing so.