More than a year after his election, Tony Abbott's signature paid parental leave policy has stalled with Treasury officials admitting in estimates hearings that no progress has been made with states on who is to pay for aspects of the controversial scheme. The admission suggests the policy, loathed by virtually every minister in cabinet according to senior figures, could be trimmed for a second time since the election to make it less objectionable to big business and less costly to a cash-strapped budget.
It was television news that changed the world, forced wealthy Western audiences in their living rooms to confront pitiful, starving African children and drove Irish rocker Bob Geldof on a quest to end poverty.
The intellectual rigour of the most complex high school mathematics does not daunt the students at Sydney Girls High School.
He lived about 45,000 years ago and died on the banks of a river in Siberia and now scientists have decoded his DNA to narrow the time when humans and Neanderthals first got a little bit frisky.
Unions and business lobby groups will be able to spend up to $1.1 million on political advertising for next year's NSW election after the Baird government backed down on a proposal that would have slashed the amount to $250,000.
An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Sukhoi fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission.
Pakistan batting line-up were intent on keeping the Aussies in the desert heat for as long as possible.
As the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition celebrates its 1000th artist, one exhibiting artist is hoping to set a record of his own.