Australian air quality standards are too tough and should be eased, mining company Rio Tinto has told a Senate inquiry into the impact of air pollution on health.
A 'modest cull of the enormously poor' has been suggested by long-time Liberal Party strategist Toby Ralph in a tongue-in-cheek essay in reply to the Gillard government's attack on the 'fabulously wealthy' through superannuation taxes.
When Brendan Nelson was just two days into the job of director at the War Memorial, he wandered down to the commemorative area at closing time to see how the day's end was marked.
Tasmania's forests peace deal is in doubt again after the state parliament's upper house voted against key elements on Tuesday.
Universities will face greater challenges in attracting international students and online education projects could be delayed because of federal funding cuts, education experts warn.
A new indigenous festival will light up the city for 11 days and nights.
DataDot Technology has launched an internal investigation into revelations that it and its partner, the CSIRO, had duped one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies into buying a compromised anti-counterfeit device.
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The future of Julia Gillard's signature school funding reforms could hinge on her ability to strike a deal with all states and territories, with the Coalition warning it would ''unpick'' anything less than a nationwide agreement.