Unemployment in Australia has taken a somewhat surprising dive in new figures released this week.

The Climate Institute has slammed the adequacy of Australia’s carbon emission reduction measures, saying they would not meet the smallest target set at the upcoming Paris climate talks.

Victorian Labor MP Cesar Melhem says he will stay in State Parliament and fight allegations of corruption from his days as a union boss.

Australian Industry Group data shows the construction sector has expanded for a third straight month.

The Federal Health Minister says consumers are not getting value for money from their health insurance policies, and conditions should be changed.

New research has found the winners and losers in the push to raise the GST, and unsurprisingly, the poor do not come out on top.

RBA governor Glenn Stevens has told a major economic forum that interest rates will likely stay on hold for the time being, as inflation is under control and home prices are cooling.

The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released, causing Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb to tell everyone to calm down.

The vice-chancellor of a Group of Eight (Go8) university has broken ranks, saying there is no crisis in Australia's higher education system and there is no particularly strong case for students to have to pay more.

Experts say it is hard to tell what happens to billions of dollars in taxpayer funds handed out in the Government's Direct Action climate policy.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hinted that his government will fund the final two years of the Gonski education model.

Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), Michael Thawley, says the Australian Public Service (APS) should “open its doors” to the outside world.

Adelaide ship-builder ASC has picked itself up from a rough year to post a profit of almost $22 million.

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