The School Education Minister responds to a Coalition call for Anzac Day to feature more prominently in the curriculum.
The 2008 vintage of the prestigious Penfolds Grange will be released globally on Thursday, but it has already become a plaything of cut-price online sites. For the first time a slew of local and overseas websites are competing with traditional retailers such as Dan Murphy's, Australia's biggest liquor chain, the likes of Vintage Cellars and independents.
Australians would vote in a referendum on gay marriage as soon as September under a radical proposal by independent MP Tony Windsor, supported by the Greens and other crossbenchers.
Same-sex couple Emma Mansell and Sarah Hopkins would support a referendum on marriage equality during September's federal election, but felt politicians were shirking their responsibility to make a ''brave decision'' on their own.
Matthew Abbott spent the first year of a photojournalism project in the Northern Territory wrestling with a confidence crisis as only an artist knows how.
Australians have the fifth-highest out-of-pocket healthcare costs in the world, with patients here paying twice as much as those in Britain or France.
Campaigners for marriage equality oppose a referendum on the issue, saying it is unnecessary and potentially divisive.
Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald's political cartoonist, sketches the political unreality.
The table has been set carefully, although cutlery and dinner plates are nowhere to be seen. A large leg of lamb sits at one end, a lamb shoulder at the other - in between is a belly flap and other pieces of juicy red meat.
Vodafone is tightening its credit policy as it shifts away from servicing thousands of customers who live in regions with poor reception.