The Australian Medical Association fears the Queensland government's unprecedented attempt to stop unions from providing advice to members and its introduction of individual contracts for public hospital doctors could embolden other states to follow its example.
Australia's complicated childcare rebate system should be simplified into one subsidy to provide fairer outcomes and greater value for money, according to a submission to the Productivity Commission.
Complex childcare subsidies worth billions should be streamlined and a long-term plan developed to give preschoolers universal access to high-quality childcare, a leading childcare expert says.
The NSW and Victorian governments have written to the federal government seeking assurance that funding for early childhood education will continue beyond this year.
It was supposed to be a military commission of inquiry investigating a troop-truck crash that killed a young soldier at Holsworthy army barracks.
Proud parents could be unwittingly putting their children at risk by posting images and information online that give away details such as where they go to school and which parks they frequent.
Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn.
They had a range of reasons for choosing the cello, but they have two things in common - they're young and they're exceptional.
An Australian military aircraft has spotted four orange objects at sea, more than two metres in size, which will be analysed by the Australian co-ordination centre for missing flight MH370.
Emergency rooms are full of the sick, the injured, the mentally ill, the drug affected and the lonely. So when should you join them?