Tony Abbott will be asked to defend, discard or modify his promised generous paid parental leave scheme in the Coalition party room next week, amid growing internal concerns that it is no longer affordable given the state of the federal budget.
Two Liberal pollsters suing federal Labor politician Mike Kelly over a tweet accusing them of "push polling" were willing to accept an apology over the claims, a court has heard.
ADF looks to lug home, sell, destroy or give away 5 million pieces of equipment from Kandahar.
Tom Waterhouse could be forced to front a parliamentary inquiry into the promotion of gambling in sport, despite having sidestepped a previous invitation.
A product that says it can teach babies to read from three months old is being sold to parents and used in childcare centres in Australia despite its makers being prosecuted for misleading claims in the US.
The racing lawman who ran the Fine Cotton and ''Jockey Tapes'' inquiries, believes the More Joyous inquiry should start behind closed doors.
Key witness to killing of five Australian journalists in East Timor feared dead.
Consumer watchdog Choice claims cosmetic companies are testing products on animals without telling consumers. Many brands carry labels - often of cute rabbits - to suggest they are cruelty free when they are not. Sales staff for Lancome and Dior at David Jones and Myer in Sydney told undercover shoppers sent by Choice that their products were not tested on animals, when they were. Choice claims companies which had previously stopped testing on animals had resorted to this practice to crack the Chinese market, where skin and eye irritation tests on animals are required. It examined the websites of 55 cosmetics brands and found 40 per cent were making claims either on their own sites or those of their parent companies saying no animal testing had been performed. However, only a few had been independently certified. ''Cosmetic brands need to be upfront about their animal testing,'' said res
A press conference to turn on the national broadband network to 1300 homes and businesses in Sydney's west on Sunday was hit by a minor technical glitch that saw a video conference unexpectedly drop out. As well as being used to turn on Blacktown's national broadband network, the press conference was held to announce NBN Co's updated three-year rollout plan, which will see another 1.3 million households and businesses become part of the national broadband project by mid-2016. Of those, 400,000 are in NSW. The video conference used to demonstrate the capabilities of Labor's super-fast broadband network was held with one of Australia's most famous children's authors, Andy Griffiths, pictured. But unfortunately for the children watching, the connection dropped out midway. ''There was obviously a technical glitch there,'' Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said. ''Technical glitches happ
Labor MP defines new cutoff points in research on financial inequality.
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