The union representing Qantas check-in staff will take the airline to the Fair Work Commission on Monday over its failure to consult with workers before deciding to axe 230 positions at Sydney Airport.
Anti-whaling activists have given a fresh glimpse into the Japanese Antarctic whale hunt.
Sydney's Royal Easter show, a walk around Uluru, a yacht race on Auckland Harbour and a visit to the Blue Mountains are among the highlights of the tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - and baby Prince George - to Australia and New Zealand next month.
The Department of Immigration has defended paying $3.5 million for a tent kitchen.
Dermatologists report increase in parents presenting with problems linked to using baby wipes.
Crime figure and allegedly corrupt building company owner George Alex hired Labor power-broker Graham Richardson to help lobby developers and secure building contracts in the mid 2000s.
Dermatologists are reporting increasing numbers of parents and carers presenting with skin problems linked to using disposable baby wipes.
Colourful business identity Jim Byrnes has vowed to give evidence at the royal commission into union corruption about construction union bribery, links to organised criminals and the allegedly underhand dealings of CFMEU boss Brian Parker.
Professor John Freebairn, veteran analyst of public policy, believes the Commonwealth spends an unsustainable amount on 'middle-class welfare'.
Michael Short: Professor John Freebairn, welcome to The Zone. Thank you very much for your time. For decades you have analysed public policy, and you have a particular knowledge of budgetary implications – that is, the impact on spending and taxing – of various economic policies. The federal government has opened the debate about the end of entitlement. It has put the spotlight on so-called corporate welfare, but today we are going to have a look at another area that is arguably unsustainable from a fiscal point of view, and that is middle-class welfare, or what is known as middle-class welfare. Can we start please by defining middle-class welfare?
A snapshot of what made news across the south east this week