A respected workplace economist says there is no evidence ''work for the dole'' schemes work, accusing the federal government of expanding the program for political rather than economic reasons.
Australian cricketing great Brett Lee has said any suggestion that he does not support human rights is "totally wrong".
A compulsory data retention scheme could cost consumers money, if the government doesn't pay for it, inquiry told.
Federal police have issued arrest warrants for two Sydney men accused of fighting with terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
Glenn McGrath has responded to a barrage of social media criticism after he and Brett Lee were dragged into a row over a deal the government made with India over 157 asylum seekers.
WikiLeaks has struck again, releasing the text of a secret court order that cannot be published in Australia.
With athletes roaring from effort, achieving mighty feats while wearing kilts and vomiting in exhaustion before thousands of enthusiastic spectators, it was hard to believe this was not the biggest sporting event in Scotland.
Phone and internet customers may face a ''surveillance tax'' of up to $100 a year if the federal government implements a scheme requiring companies to store customer data for two years, according to the telecommunications sector.
Young job seekers denied unemployment benefits could be forced to turn to crime or sex work to survive, employment services providers have warned.
The federal government has revealed details of what will constitute ''work for the dole'' activities, saying the jobs will be designed to help job seekers ''give something back to the community''.