In April this year, a 33 year-old mother of four was stabbed to death in front of lunchtime shoppers in Tim Watts' west Melbourne electorate. This led the first-term Labor MP to look more closely at the issue of violence against women.
Australia's hardworking defence forces have been told to take a pay cut to help fix the budget under further strain because of the Iraq campaign even though the government has made provision for their higher pay.
Hundreds of young refugees who arrived in Australia by boat as unaccompanied minors are being denied visas that would reunite them with their families.
WA Senator Scott Ludlam has labelled Attorney-General George Brandis “weak” and told Australians not to trust the government and law enforcement agencies.
Pressure for the nation’s leading universities to join the Australian National University and dump investments in fossil fuels will continue to mount despite the rejection of such moves by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey as “bizarre” and “removed from the reality” of what is driving the economy
It has taken more than a decade but NSW has re-emerged as the nation's strongest state economy.
The bulls are back, or so it seems by Wall Street's second day advance ahead of the weekend, and investors appear eager to take advantage of a sudden drop in valuations.
Scientists have thrown off the covers and revealed the origins of sex, discovering that it wasn't always performed like we do it today.
Most weeks, Ashleigh Garven asks herself whether she took the right career path. "My mum's a nurse and I've got five aunties who are nurses," she said. "I decided to break the mould and be a teacher.' Now she can't get a fulltime job.
Hospitals and drug clinics are bracing themselves for more patients presenting with psychosis and cardiovascular problems after a significant increase in use of the drug "ice".