The world's two largest economies - China and the US - are increasingly adopting carbon trading to cut greenhouse gas emissions, contrary to suggestions by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that other countries are not introducing schemes.
The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show.
A national institution, Medicare turns 40 this year. But are budgetary changes such as the doctor co-payment the beginning of the end for universal healthcare? Michael Green reports.
The Abbott government stands accused of operating in an ''evidence-free zone'' by introducing a $7 fee for Medicare services in the absence of data about how many people are bulk-billed.
The federal government has been accused of operating in an ''evidence-free zone'' by introducing a $7 fee for Medicare services in the absence of data about how many people are bulk-billed.
Clive Palmer has extended an olive branch to Prime Minister Tony Abbott on his paid parental leave scheme, offering to support a compromise deal put forward by Nationals senator John Williams.
Unilever and Revlon are sweating it out in the Federal Court over the efficacy claims of the newest clinical antiperspirant product to go on sale.
The brother of Australia's Customs and border protection chief Michael Pezzullo will be sentenced for corruption charges on Tuesday in a development Labor and the Greens say the agency boss should have disclosed at a recent Senate estimates hearing.
A secret recording of a security meeting has revealed processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island was frozen in the lead-up to the deadly violence that engulfed the centre, despite Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's claims to the contrary.
Claims that processing of asylum seekers had been under way for weeks before violence engulfed the Manus Island detention centre are challenged by a secret recording of a meeting of security supervisors as tensions built to crisis point.