The Catholic Church has said its maligned Melbourne Response abuse compensation system should be dumped in favour of an independent national scheme, but a backflip on uncapped payments has left victims seething.
The daughter of the man at the centre of the baby Gammy surrogacy saga is standing by her dad, saying David Farnell will be a wonderful father to baby Pipah.
A farmer co-operative in northern New South Wales has a relatively simple plan to capitalise on Asia’s fast-growing middle class
An Australian teenager who supports the Islamic State has stormed off the set of SBS program Insight.
The Australian Taxation Office is under pressure to enshrine breastfeeding rights for new mothers into its workplace agreement amid internal criticism that it is failing to provide a lactation-friendly workplace.
AMA president warns Coalition's proposed $7 Medicare co-payment could destroy recent gains made in indigenous health by deterring people from seeking care.
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says she feels sorry for Joe Hockey, accusing his colleagues of abandoning the Treasurer as he attempts to sell his unpopular budget.
At least three government senators say they could support a push to revive changes to race hate laws abandoned last week by the government in a move that will embarrass Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
For now, Operation Bring Them Home has become Operation Wait and See. While Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirmed his pledge to leave none of Australia's flight MH17 crash victims left abandoned in a foreign field, some of the dead may lie there for months to come, the operation to reunite them with their loved ones made impossible by the war raging over their temporary resting place.
Companies face being liable for sexual harassment charges by their employees even if it happens outside the workplace after a court upheld a payout to a Melbourne woman harassed by a colleague at a pub.