George Brandis says the government will adopt the proposed changes to anti-terror laws that criminalise disclosure.
Until a public interest exemption is included in Section 35P, the offence will continue to impact press freedom and have a chilling effect on media organisations’ ability to report on ASIO’s activities.
A reported 350 jobs will be cut from CSIRO’s staff.
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CSIRO is set to cut dozens of jobs from its climate research units, as part of a wider series of job losses to be formally announced today.
The link between microcephaly in unborn children and Zika hasn’t been definitely confirmed, but vaccine development is a top priority.
As Zika fear rises, people are inevitably asking why we don't have a vaccine to protect against the mosquito-borne virus.
More volatility than exuberance.
Sharemarkets may welcome monetary intervention, but indications of growth are needed.
Are today’s politicians more cynical and power-hungry than their predecessors?
Governing was not meant to be easy. It never has been either.
More work, more flexibility. For some of us, the holidays are already a distant memory and the year ahead looks busier than ever. Studies have shown we work 47 hours per week, though many may feel that…
What type of relationship do you have with your PhD supervisor?
Supervisors can significantly influence whether a PhD succeeds or fails. But their relationship style with PhD students can vary widely.
It’s much cheaper and easier to build better access into homes instead of doing it later.
Community and housing industry leaders agreed a national guideline and a plan to provide basic access features in all new housing by 2020. But this voluntary approach is failing.
Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned after the company was caught deliberately cheating on emissions tests.
There were many examples of ethics failures in 2015. So what's missing from company leaders?
You can see the spectacular regent bowerbird surprisingly close to Sydney.
There are hundreds of places to see birds close to Australian cities.
Christmas can be a drag for the planet, let’s lighten the load.
Many of us are concerned about just want to get through it. But the consumer madness of late December is the perfect time to ponder the consequences of our habits and excesses.
The best Christmas gift you can give this year? Listening to someone who needs it – or helping those who help in a crisis.
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I have been ringing Lifeline since I was 12 years old. I'm now 47, and I still call Lifeline around every Christmas – but for better reasons than before.
Foreign investment in housing: murky.
There's no accurate data on foreign investment in Australian real estate, but what we do have suggests it's only partly to blame for rising house prices.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has promised to return the federal budget to surplus ‘as soon as possible’.
The experts' take on Scott Morrison's first mid-year economic update.
Janet Yellen’s political mortgage has fallen due, but the economics makes sense too.
The mixed picture of the US economy makes for caution on interest rates, but Janet Yellen the economist is likely to win over Yellen the politician.
The community must be careful of what it demands of the court system.
Gerard Baden-Clay's successful appeal against a conviction for the murder of his wife should not be misread as a sign of judicial tolerance of domestic violence.
Malcolm Turnbull may struggle to persuade Daniel Andrews and some other state leaders to back major tax change, though Mike Baird has been arguing for reform.
Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.
Of course, science, technology, engineering and mathematics research are important, but social sciences research creates huge benefits to society in multiple ways.
Research in the humanities, arts and social sciences is often driven by philosophies of social justice and public benefit, which don't always sit comfortably with commercialisation.
Malcolm Turnbull’s potentially most dangerous opposition has begun to emerge from inside his own party.
If Anthony Albanese becomes Labor leader, Australians will have the strongest ideological and stylistic contrast in major party leaders since Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke 33 years before.
The FFA should pay more attention to recent history, rather than reacting to external forces with dubious intentions.
No-one seriously believes that football – followed by so many, and accepted as legitimate by most of the community – could be killed off in Australia by a handful of media mouthpieces.