Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift, businessman Nick Di Girolamo, to a well-paid position on a government board.
Australia's 160,000 federal public servants are facing an assault on their traditional 7 and a half hour working day as the Coalition pursues hardline policies on pay and conditions.
Victorians will be able to appeal against a coroner's refusal to hold or reopen an inquest under new laws to be introduced by the state government.
Damien Dempsey has come through some hard times but is now described as the leading Irish singer of his generation, writes Sean Palmer.
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The vice-chancellor of Melbourne University has backed a review of student fees if tertiary funding is cut in next month's federal budget.
A Manus Island security guard warned colleagues that the detention centre was ''totally unprepared'' for any major incident, months before an Iranian asylum seeker was killed in violent clashes.
Mike Baird says he is a Premier who will govern ''for everyone in NSW'' and that his ties to the business community will not lead to him running government that pursues ''efficiency for efficiency's sake''.
A Manus Island security guard warned colleagues the detention centre was “totally unprepared” for any major incident, months before an Iranian asylum seeker was killed in violent clashes.
One third of us have a gene that makes us more susceptible to colourectal cancer from eating processed meat, according to new study.
Premier Barry O'Farrell has resigned after being caught out lying to a corruption inquiry over a $3000 bottle ...