Tasmania has become a big deal in the sport of surfing.
Unions not invited to participate in the independent panel that will review the 457 skilled migration visa have criticised the body as being ''stacked''.
It is a catalogue of a parent's love and joy, a proud mother sharing an endless stream of photos of her two ''princesses'' online.
One of the women who was allegedly abused by Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes has admitted that she lied while giving evidence during his trial on child sex charges, and that she previously ran a ''media campaign'' against him.
Bill Shorten has acknowledged the minerals resource rent tax had damaged his party's relationship with the resources sector, and has refused to express confidence in the underperforming law.
National parks should host more tourism ventures such as accommodation, camping, mountain bike trails and fossicking, says a parliamentary inquiry led by Coalition MPs.
One of Australia's most respected economists has lashed Treasurer Joe Hockey for his criticism of Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson, warned Australia cannot afford new social policies without tax reform and predicted the GST will have to rise to tackle structural holes in the budget.
The Australian Services Union has called on industry superannuation fund HESTA to divest from Transfield Services and is advising its 20,000 members around the country how they can stop their retirement savings from being invested in Transfield Services, because of its links to the Manus Island detention centre.
Cardinal George Pell had an “unusual” and close early involvement in handling the complaint by a former altar boy which eventually led to a court decision insulating the Catholic church in Australia against liability in cases of sexual abuse by priests, the child sex abuse Royal Commission has heard.
American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once remarked that music is the universal language of mankind. But new research suggests music doesn't speak to us all.