There is no compelling case to cut funding to "over-funded" private schools and redistribute the money to disadvantaged schools, Labor education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says.
Matthew Knott George Christensen said his favourite response was from comedian Magda Szubanski.
Fergus Hunter Amid the chaotic and action-packed final sitting week of Parliament for 2016, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton quietly added a sixth property to his impressive and expanding portfolio.
Nassim Khadem Cyber attacks against Australian agencies, businesses and individuals are on the rise, but our nation still lacks the capability to defend.
Heath Aston Properties granted to World War Two veterans are among 150,000 hectares of farmland in northern Queensland that the Defence Department has earmarked for acquisition to allow Singaporean soldiers more room to train on Australian soil.
Noel Towell "Barnaby gave me a big cuddle," says Burke's Backyard host.
Michael Koziol Summer is here, Parliament has risen and no doubt our more bookish leaders will use the long break to catch up on their reading and expand their horizons. It's only now, with the release of expenditure reports from the first half of the year, that we get a look at what politicians were reading last summer.
Tom McIlroy A Turnbull government MP who charged taxpayers for flights to his own wedding also spent $1875 for his wife to travel to a golf tournament in Queensland.
Peter Martin Employers who take on workers with disabilities are overwhelmingly glad they did. Almost 90 per cent report benefits including improved morale, getting skills they might not get in another way and greater customer loyalty according to the second annual disability confidence survey released to coincide with World Disability Day.
Georgina Mitchell, Michael Koziol One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she is angry at her fellow senators, particularly party colleague Rod Culleton, after the backpacker tax passed the senate.