Australia's top universities are urging the Abbott government to embark on the biggest shake-up to university funding since the introduction of HECS by removing government caps on student fees.
The cost of running the 58 Joint Strike Fighters announced by the Abbott government will double the price tag for the cutting-edge planes to a towering $24 billion, it was revealed on Wednesday.
Australia is moving closer to a Cambodia solution as the Immigration Minister is pushing to expand his regional resettlement "club" despite poor social and economic conditions in the Pacific region.
The Abbott Government's multi-billion dollar "direct action" carbon plan was not considered by the commission of audit, and key details of the scheme remain unknown.
Australians from all walks of life should brace for a serious tightening of federal government expenditure, Joe Hockey has warned giving his most direct indication of the scope and severity of his first budget to be delivered in just over a fortnight.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's proposals for reforming the Labor Party will do nothing to prevent another Eddie Obeid or Ian Macdonald emerging, senior ALP members have warned.
Australia's top public servant will get a $42,000 wage rise in July as industrial strife looms over pay rises for the Commonwealth's 160,000 rank-and-file bureaucrats.
Taxing trusts as if they were companies, and applying a new top marginal tax rate on incomes over $1 million, would raise billions of dollars for the Commonwealth budget and alleviate pressure to slash welfare programs for the genuinely needy, the Greens have said.
Liberal MP Dennis Jensen has launched an extraordinary attack on the Abbott government's multibillion-dollar purchase of fighter jets, suggesting his colleagues lacked the competency and the courage to stop the order.
The Catholic Church has farewelled a favourite son, the "just" man, former Senator Brian Harradine.