Former Newcastle Liberal candidate Karen Howard has apologised for calling a year 11 student's geography assignment "appalling" and "a waste of time".
Sean Nicholls The NSW Parliament is refusing to disclose the identity of a state MP accused of failing to pay back more than $25,000 in unused expense entitlements or whether they have done so almost a year after the repayment was due.
Judith Ireland Women who move to Australia to be with their partners will be issued with information packs to tell them that rape, violence and forced marriage are illegal.
Amy Corderoy Hundreds of thousands of Australian children and teenagers are experiencing serious mental health issues but their parents have no idea what is going on.
Noel Towell But first session after mid-winter break to be spared disruption.
Noel Towell Booming super returns picking up slack of slow APS wage growth.
Peter Hannam Sydney's weather has settled into a relatively calm and dry pattern that could be ideal for the weekend's major sports events in the city.
Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders Prime Minister Tony Abbott quietly attended a Liberal party fund-raiser near Geelong on Wednesday night amid continuing controversy over parliamentary entitlements, and the use of government resources to attend such events.
John Garnaut and Peter Hartcher China's "wild-eyed" territorial claims in the South China Sea have ensured that the United States will succeed with its pivot to Asia, says the new head of a powerful US intelligence committee.
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar t's not the usual fate for a Labor branch stacker. Normally those skilled in the art of "multiple recruitment" earn a seat in Parliament, or a special place as a party puppet master and kingmaker.