Amnesty International has slammed the secrecy surrounding Australia’s offshore asylum seeker facility on the island of Nauru.

An Australian economist says the federal budget crisis does not actually exist, but has been made up to sell broad government cuts.

A band of roaming metallurgists will visit some of Australia’s most remote schools, burning things, blowing them up and getting students excited about mineral science.

The Palmer United Party has matured from a political curiosity into a proper powerhouse, picking up new members and continuing to annoy the established factions.

A recent survey has shown that a third of people struggle to cope at work because of depression or stress.

A new report by an international aid group says Australian banks have been backing companies overseas that engage in illegal and immoral behaviour.

Disney’s research arm has helped build a 3D-printer specifically for soft and cuddly creations.

Rio Tinto is about to start running its driverless train in the Pilbara.

A major toll road builder is sinking its teeth into new infrastructure availabilities.

Another twist in the strange attempt to build a port in Australia, with the WA Premier saying Padbury Mining’s $6 billion plan probably won’t happen.

One Australian University will launch its first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today, and already has over 20,000 people waiting for the first lesson.

Close to half of all senior executives worldwide understand that the negative effects of climate change need to be tackled.

Australia will buy dozens of fighter jets at a cost of more than $12 billion, despite a raft of concerns about their design and abilities.

The Federal Treasurer says further increases to the pension age are inevitable, and that people should “work as long as they can”.

Analysts have ranked Australia poorly in terms of internet access, affordability and investment.

A native title agreement has been signed to allow deepwater port to go-ahead in WA.

The United Nations refugee agency says it continues to get no response from the Australian government for its questions over the asylum seeker ‘turn back’ policy.

Primary school students will be encouraged to assess their place in the universe, the nature of existence and the morality of human behaviour, when some Victorian school introduce ethics classes this year.

Japan will hunt whales again, after it announced a ‘redesign’ of its ‘scientific’ slaughter.

International authorities are coming together to develop solutions to the risks in one of the world’s most dangerous workplaces.

The Australian Labor Party is set to take on a new form with less union involvement and backroom dealings, if leader Bill Shorten has his way.

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