Manus Island's police chief has blasted the Abbott government's running of the immigration detention camp on the island, suggesting the recent fatal violence could have been avoided.
A minimum $6 fee to see a GP would lead more patients to seek treatment in overcrowded emergency departments including those with conditions that had deteriorated because of deferred care, doctors say.
A statewide byelection in Western Australia looms as a referendum on the Abbott government's first six months, with Labor set to hammer growing fears of changes to Medicare and the introduction of a GP co-payment requirement on patients.
Meatworkers at one of the state's biggest abattoirs are set to strike over a pay dispute that boils down to an argument over $2 a week.
The world's finance ministers must use the G20 meeting in Sydney this weekend to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations, Oxfam says.
Australia kicks off its presidency of the G20 on Saturday when the world's most powerful economic officials meet in Sydney. But what makes this international forum so important?
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says governments should invest in health and education as a priority, and act to reduce the effects of climate change even without an international agreement.
The body of an asylum seeker suspected of being killed during a riot on Manus Island is being guarded and monitored by the same security company whose officers are suspects in the man’s death.
Former Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull remains more popular than Prime Minister Tony Abbott almost six months after the Coalition came to power, a new national opinion poll shows.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says governments should invest in health and education as a priority, and act to reduce the impact of climate change even without an international agreement.