The ACTU is recasting its political strategy after its own survey showed a 10 per cent jump in the number of union members are undecided about who they will support at next year's election.
Michael Gordon The erosion of fundamental freedoms and overreach of ministerial discretion is leaving Australia increasingly isolated from international community standards, the president of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs has warned.
Jane Lee People suffering severe mental illnesses will be able to access Medicare benefits for drug and alcohol addiction services as part of treatment programs tailored to their conditions.
David Wroe and Mark Kenny Three hundred Australian soldiers sent to help Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State were stalled for weeks due to Baghdad's visa bungling as international players enmeshed in the Syrian war clashed for the first time, risking a dangerous deterioration of the situation.
Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has called on business and the states for a "new dialogue on economic reform" in pursuit of meaningful change based on a "full and genuine buy-in".
Judith Ireland A Senate committee has found a royal commission is needed into the abuse of people with disabilities, after a parliamentary inquiry heard "shocking" and "cruel" examples of violence and neglect around Australia.
Matthew Knott Two private colleges - including one with transfer arrangements with six universities - have been threatened with deregistration by the federal watchdog for dodgy marketing practices, enrolling students without their knowledge and low-quality courses.
Anne Davies Family violence is one of the areas highlighted in a recent review of Australia's record on human rights in Geneva this year, along with the treatment of asylum seeker children and the high rate of indigenous incarceration, said president of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs on Wednesday.
Matthew Knott Optus's cable TV and broadband network, bought by the National Broadband Network for $800 million this year, is in such poor condition the NBN is considering replacing it entirely.
Jane Lee Doctors are calling on the Turnbull government to set a national target for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous imprisonment rates.
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