Australia is falling behind most of the developed world in early childhood development, ranking third last of 25 in a new international report.May 5, 2009, 7:30 am
The Rudd government is struggling to win backing in the Senate for its revised emissions trading scheme.May 5, 2009, 6:30 am
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Just 17 per cent of voters say a new stimulus package should include more payments to individuals, the latest Newspoll reveals.May 5, 2009, 6:15 am
Cheeseburgers, Big Macs and chocolate biscuits are healthier than some foods designed for babies and toddlers, many of which contain more sugar, salt or fat than similar products marketed to adults.May 5, 2009, 6:15 am
A cargo ship has crashed into a jetty in South Australia.May 4, 2009, 4:30 pm
Australian households and small businesses will bear the burden of the Government's decision to delay emissions trading while big polluters get off scot-free, an environmental group says.May 4, 2009, 3:00 pm
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Australian trekkers injured on the Kokoda Track face added danger because of cost-cutting by private rescue operators hired to bring them to safety, industry insiders say.May 4, 2009, 2:15 pm
Cosmochemist Stuart Taylor was the first person to analyse moon rock samples bought back to earth by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.May 4, 2009, 2:15 pm
The federal government has turned to the nation's school students for advice on how to best combat emerging threats in cyberspace.May 4, 2009, 12:30 pm
WA has had the biggest fall in job advertisements of any state in April.May 4, 2009, 10:45 am
A ban on plastic shopping bags in South Australia will put pressure on other states and territories to follow suit, Premier Mike Rann says.May 4, 2009, 7:45 am
NSW premier Nathan Rees' office was spending hundreds of dollars a month on guests, serving morning tea from the exclusive David Jones department store until December.May 4, 2009, 6:30 am
A third Australian in Britain has tested positive for swine flu.May 4, 2009, 6:00 am
Australians are being encouraged to protect themselves from financial hardship after new life insurance figures highlighted significant levels of underinsurance.May 4, 2009, 6:00 am
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The federal government will allocate $600 million in the upcoming budget towards subsidising expensive bowel, breast and kidney cancer drugs.May 3, 2009, 10:30 am
A downpour across Sydney's east swept vehicles down one street and bored two-metre deep holes in a footpath.May 3, 2009, 9:30 am
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