Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors
Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors to see whether they are still entitled to their pensions, under dramatic changes being considered by Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews.
Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift, businessman Nick Di Girolamo, to a well-paid position on a government board.
The vice-chancellor of Melbourne University has backed a review of student fees if tertiary funding is cut in next month's federal budget.
Damien Dempsey has come through some hard times but is now described as the leading Irish singer of his generation, writes Sean Palmer.
A Manus Island security guard warned colleagues that the detention centre was ''totally unprepared'' for any major incident, months before an Iranian asylum seeker was killed in violent clashes.
Australia's 160,000 federal public servants are facing an assault on their traditional 7 and a half hour working day as the Coalition pursues hardline policies on pay and conditions.
Mike Baird says he is a Premier who will govern ''for everyone in NSW'' and that his ties to the business community will not lead to him running government that pursues ''efficiency for efficiency's sake''.
Victorians will be able to appeal against a coroner's refusal to hold or reopen an inquest under new laws to be introduced by the state government.
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A FORMER Liverpool mayor has criticised the current mayor's focus on the city's central business district.