Education experts are split over proposed tougher standards for trainee teachers with WA universities saying students already have to meet "rigorous" requirements.March 12, 2013, 2:20 am
The Defence Department has denied there has been an increase in steroid use among military personnel, despite a significant rise in positive tests for the drugs.March 11, 2013, 2:10 am
Afghanistan's ambassador to Australia has lashed out after Defence Minister Stephen Smith said the nation would likely pay only "hundreds of dollars" in compensation to the family of two Afghan children killed in an air strike.March 7, 2013, 5:07 am
Julia Gillard's Scottish spin doctor John McTernan has been drawn into the increasingly spiteful spat over foreign workers.March 6, 2013, 5:07 am
There are increasing signs the Australian economy has turned the corner with more evidence the Reserve Bank may not have to cut interest rates again this year.March 5, 2013, 5:46 am
UPDATE 10am: The man charged with raping and murdering Melbourne woman Jill Meagher has been accused of raping her three times before killing her.March 5, 2013, 4:45 am
Passengers on board a plane at Sydney airport are being treated for dehydration after the cabin overheated.March 4, 2013, 12:23 pm
The Australian Defence Force and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force are jointly investigating an incident with Australian troops which may have involved civilian injuries in Afghanistan.March 1, 2013, 2:52 pm
Tony Abbott is trying to quell a damaging internal flare-up after senior colleagues were accused of dog-whistling - sending a political message with two meanings - on asylum seekers.March 1, 2013, 5:18 am
The Federal Government could be shackled to the $150 billion debt racked up fighting the global financial crisis for an extra decade unless the economy starts accelerating.February 27, 2013, 2:01 am
Voters are so fed up with Federal Labor they are prepared to hand Tony Abbott the keys to The Lodge even though they don't think he'd be good for jobs, interest rates, the environment or the cost of living.February 26, 2013, 2:40 am
Swim star James Magnussen claims he was "hung out to dry" over the Stilnox drug episode.February 25, 2013, 5:20 am
A girl has been burned by a flare at last night's Soundwave concert in Sydney.February 25, 2013, 4:58 am
The Gillard Government will force political parties to submit all election promises for independent costing before the September Federal election.February 22, 2013, 6:39 am
Julia Gillard has begun an aggressive repositioning of Labor, using Christine Milne's scrapping of the Greens power-sharing agreement with the Government to assert the ALP was the party of jobs.February 21, 2013, 2:40 am
Alarm bells were ringing for Libby Trickett well before the Australian swimming team arrived in London.February 20, 2013, 7:51 am
A boatload of Myanmar refugees rescued from a sinking wooden vessel off Sri Lanka's east coast after two months at sea had been trying to reach Australia, police say.February 19, 2013, 8:01 am
There are a few people in Parliament who collectively - and in some cases, individually - have the power to call time on Julia Gillard's leadership.February 19, 2013, 2:12 am
Kevin Rudd supporters say a return of the former prime minister would deliver Labor a 10-point surge in the polls - enough to stave off a rampant Tony Abbott.February 19, 2013, 2:11 am
Actor Matthew Newton has opened up about his violent past, saying his outbursts were provoked by a "wave of terror" and "hopelessness".February 18, 2013, 5:20 am
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