Phone and internet customers may face a ''surveillance tax'' of up to $100 a year if the federal government implements a scheme requiring companies to store customer data for two years, according to the telecommunications sector.
Young job seekers denied unemployment benefits could be forced to turn to crime or sex work to survive, employment services providers have warned.
The federal government has revealed details of what will constitute work-for-the-dole activities, saying the jobs will be designed to help job seekers ''give something back to the community''.
Phone and internet customers could face a ''surveillance tax'' of up to $100 a year if the federal government implements a scheme requiring companies to store customer data for two years, the telecommunications sector warns.
A group of Catholic and Anglican church leaders have accused the Abbott government of ''state-sanctioned child abuse'' in the immigration detention system, and called for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to step down from his position as guardian for all unaccompanied minors.
Acrimony. Bitterness. Financial ruin. The assumption that couples who get divorced fight endlessly when they divide up the spoils is wrong, according to new Australian research.
The CSIRO has paid lawyers $4.5 million to investigate bullying allegations that dogged the organisation for years but without a single instance of workplace bullying recorded.
The Energy Brix brown coal power plant and briquette factory in the Latrobe Valley will be mothballed and the majority of its 37 workers made redundant.
The CFMEU has requested the Australian Federal Police investigate apparent leaks about witnesses and evidence from the Trade Union Royal Commission.
More than $60 million will be spent on a range of agricultural research projects over the next five years including to develop better varieties of grain that produce bigger crop yields - and hopefully better profits - for Australian farmers.