Speaker Bronwyn Bishop has resigned from her position after weeks of controversy over her use of entitlements.
Bronwyn Bishop has finally quit the speakership after weeks of revelations about her extravagant claims.
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A new study has shown that high frequency vibrations can cause bricks to self-assemble into a larger 3D cylinder, a finding that may one day help do away with the need for assembly lines.
Save the rainforests? A new study shows mangroves matter too, as they can store three to five times more carbon than rainforests.
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Indonesia is ranked among the world's top dozen contributors to climate change – but a new study shows that protecting the country's mangroves could slash its greenhouse gas emissions.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said the booing of Goodes, which was racist, had gone too far and was damaging not just the game but also our society.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has said if the vilification of Adam Goodes does not stop, players may have to take matters into their own hands and walk off the field in protest.
‘I do believe in a new direction for Labor’s immigration policies’: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has unveiled a package of measures to smooth the way for Labor's national conference to accept his controversial turnback policy.
Abrupt warming events may have helped kill off megafauna species like the mammoth.
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New research challenges previously held views that the Ice Age, giant biblical floods or hunting by humans were the key drivers behind the disappearance of megafauna.
Overall cancer deaths continue to fall, but some cancers are being left behind.
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The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Vasopressin may be used to treat social deficits in children with autism.
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Increasing autistic children's levels of vasopressin, a hormone that regulates social behaviour, could help treat the social deficits common to autism, research suggests.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten faces a battle over boat turnbacks at the ALP national conference.
Bill Shorten has finally formally reversed his position on turning back boats, seeking to remove the one big difference between Labor and the government in their hardline stands on asylum seekers.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has been left with a huge bill in his defamation case against Fairfax Media.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has declared he does not regret suing Fairfax for defamation, despite being hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket.
A green turtle hatches in the lab.
Immersion in seawater kills sea turtle eggs, suggesting that sea turtles are increasingly at risk from rising seas, according to research published today in Royal Society Open Science.
Mark Butler was elected ALP national president on a platform of internal party reform.
Incoming ALP president Mark Butler intends to use his speech at Friday's opening of Labor's national conference to press for party reform.
Liberal backbencher Don Randall has died suddenly at 62.
Federal Liberal MP Don Randall was found dead in his car in Boddington, a town southeast of Perth, on Tuesday afternoon.
The row over Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s parliamentary entitlements claim has become a major distraction for the Coalition.
The opposition has asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate whether Speaker Bronwyn Bishop broke the law in claiming $5227 for a helicopter trip between Melbourne and Geelong.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop will pay back entitlements for a charter helicopter flight from Melbourne to Geelong, return.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop has promised to reimburse A$5227 in taxpayers' money that she spent on a helicopter flight between Melbourne and Geelong to attend a Liberal fundraiser in November.
French Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier is hoping Australia takes an ambitious target to the Paris climate conference later this year.
France's ambassador to Australia, Christophe Lecourtier, has urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to attend the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris late this year.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has written to the Baird government in a last-ditch effort to try to stop the state licence needed for the Shenhua mine.
Barnaby Joyce says existing mining activity near the proposed Shenhua Watermark mine in his New England electorate has breached the aquifer, indicating the same is likely to happen with the new project.
The ban on government frontbenchers appearing on Q&A will be lifted by the Prime Minister when the program is transferred into the news and current affairs department.
Tony Abbott on Friday told the ABC that ministers will appear again on Q&A if and when the program is brought under its news and current affairs umbrella.
Bill Shorten in 2006, as Victorian branch secretary of The Australian Workers' Union.
Former ALP national secretary Bob Hogg has called on Bill Shorten to fall on his sword, and attacked Labor figures who have defended him.
Bill Shorten is shown on a screen giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten failed until the last few days to declare that a labour hire company paid for his full-time campaign director in the run-up to his election to parliament in 2007.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said counter-terrorism measures should be right and effective, not just tough.
Malcolm Turnbull has warned against overestimating the Islamic State threat and amplifying its significance, in a speech contrasting sharply with Tony Abbott's declarations.
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester.
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Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don't.
The Nationals – of whom Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is deputy leader – have been agitated at the strong power of Coles and Woolworths to beat down prices of suppliers.
Farmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government's long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not planning any further action in relation to the ABC’s Q&A program.
A government report into the processes followed by the ABC's Q&A program has been released.
Television personality Ray Martin has been appointed by the ABC to conduct its review into Q&A.
Executive producer of Q&A Peter McEvoy has been given a formal warning in the wake of the furore over Zaky Mallah's appearance.