More than nine in ten domestic seafarers will lose their jobs if the Abbott government's plan to relax shipping regulations passes Parliament, research suggests.
Sarah Whyte Medicare claims have surged in NSW and Victoria over a decade, as patients demand more services, more often.
Latika Bourke Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should urgently visit Australia to reset relations at the highest levels, a former Indonesian vice-foreign affairs minister says.
Nicole Hasham The Abbott government has been urged to cut funding to Nauru after the New Zealand government suspended $1.2 million allocated to the nation's judicial system due to concerns about civil rights abuses.
Gareth Hutchens Prime Minister Tony Abbott has kept alive the case for a rise in the GST, saying it would be a more efficient way to collect tax while cutting other taxes at the same time.
Mark Kenny, chief political correspondent Tony Abbott never uses the words, Islamic State, or IS, or ISIS, or ISIL.
Lisa Cox Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has escalated his criticism of media outlets he says are waging a "jihad" against the government, describing the response to an aborted Australian Border Force operation in Melbourne as "hysterical" and ideologically driven.
James Massola The Abbott government is close to releasing a shortlist of possible sites to host a nuclear waste dump, but has missed a self-imposed August deadline.
James Massola Australia's peak Jewish group has rounded on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for suggesting Islamic State are worse than the Nazis.
Peter Martin A sharp fall in national income has all but obliterated economic growth, pushing down income per head by the most since the GFC.