Child protection workers have complained of being shuffled from office to office to cover staff vacancies, preventing them from getting to children in need.
Qantas faces the potential of years in business limbo, whether or not Tony Abbott succeeds in an unlikely move to scrap the 49 per cent foreign ownership cap.
Governments could save a billion dollars a year by cutting waste in public hospitals.
Charges against more than 20 asylum seekers over a riot at Nauru's detention centre last year have been withdrawn.
Qantas faces the possibility of years in business limbo whether or not Tony Abbott succeeds in an unlikely move to scrap the 49 per cent foreign ownership cap.
School-age children who have televisions in their bedrooms are significantly more likely to be overweight, regardless of how much time they spend watching it, an international study has found.
The Abbott government's solution to Qantas' cry for help to ''level the playing field'' was almost Seinfeldian in that its recommendations were a show about nothing. So too was Qantas' response.
Australia has been ordered to cease spying on East Timor and its legal advisers, in a landmark decision by the International Court of Justice relating to a bitter dispute between the two countries over $40 billion of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.
Almost 50,000 of the state's most vulnerable children are still not being seen by caseworkers from the Department of Family and Community Services.
The rise in the number of extremely hot days is underlined in a new report that finds there were more in 2013 than in the 1910-40 period combined.