NSW state schools could undergo a curriculum shake-up that would reduce the number of subjects studied and emphasise "real world" skills, if the findings of a review are accepted.
A tribunal that reviews government decisions has been swamped with an unprecedented number of applications, overwhelmingly from migrants and refugees.
Protesters and union members have rallied against the Queensland government's plans to outlaw what it says are sinister tactics during mass environmental demonstrations.
Eating high levels of dairy products may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to new research.
Fuel giant BP Australia has joined 7-Eleven and pulled two "M+" rated magazines from its 350 petrol outlets across the country after complaints they sexualised young girls and promoted harassment.
A defiant Pauline Hanson has told the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's top scientist coral bleaching is a natural occurrence, rejecting its link to heat waves.
Twice as many asylum seekers are in Australia for medical treatment than remain in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a US-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels says the withdrawal is not yet complete.
Politicians have added their voices to a chorus of Australia's media outlets united in a campaign to warn against growing censorship and attacks on press freedom by the federal government.
Cash Converters has agreed to pay $42.5 million to settle a class action against the company on behalf of Queenslanders who took out consumer credit loans with the payday lender.