Women worldwide earn only three quarters of what male workers are paid, while they do almost two and half times the amount of housework, a United Nations report has found.
Heath Aston, political correspondent BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore and acknowledged that the Australian Tax Office is chasing it for $500 million in unpaid taxes and fines in relation to the so-called "Singapore sling".
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support the reform.
Matthew Knott Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has "wrecked" progress within the Liberal Party towards a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, the Liberal Party's first openly gay federal parliamentarian says.
Peter Hannam With climate change accelerating, Australia - and the rest of the world - need to aim for deep emission cuts, the Greens say in revealing their post-2020 targets.
Dan Harrison Patients will find out what payments and "educational" trips their doctors have received from drug companies, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved a new code of conduct for the pharmaceutical industry.
James Massola, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are considering all options, including the dramatic step of recalling Australia's ambassador to Indonesia.
Judith Ireland and Matthew Knott Union heavyweight and prominent same-sex marriage opponent Joe de Bruyn has dismissed Tanya Plibersek's push for a binding vote on the issue, arguing she is just "playing up" to her inner-city electorate.
Heath Aston, political correspondent BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore.
Heath Aston Cbus, which manages $27 billion on behalf of building and construction workers, is calling on the Abbott government to crack down on employers who duck the super guarantee contribution.