The high cost of child care is keeping tens of thousands of Australian parents from working, even though they want to.

Macquarie University has enlisted some help for its push to create the world’s first totally synthetic life form.

An unprecedented probe into the Queensland Government has been launched, and there is very little that it will not investigate about the current LNP regime.

Reports say safety is about the only reason Australian employers feel the need to ban the burqa.

Workers at ports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane could walk off the job this week, at the same time as reports say their union is willing to sell them out.

A parliamentary review overseen by an LNP member has found that a budget measure forcing young jobseekers to wait months for benefits could put them at serious risk.

Environmental activists have launched an assault on NSW railways.

The Federal Government is softening the ground ahead of the Medibank Private sale.

Activists claim to have shut down production at a number of mines in New South Wales, after community groups made a concerted effort to impede Whitehaven Coal.

The Financial Services Council (FSC) is pushing for an for an independent governing body for the industry, a move which has been slammed by some big names in the sector.

Contracts are being signed but still no business case for an $8 billion infrastructure project in Victoria.

 Public servants say tough conditions are leading to mistakes in the official Parliamentary record.

Experts have analysed just how much freedom Australian citizens have given up to fight the abstract enemy of terrorism.

Insiders say pregnancy discrimination is widespread in Australian workplaces, and cases of women being marginalised for becoming mothers are on the rise.

Three Queensland researchers have had their work on cutting corruption featured in one of the most authoritative publications in the world.

A speech this week explored the idea that the Northern Territory’s rising prison population has been helping keep the economy in check.

Antarctic sea ice will reach new records in coming weeks, one expert says, but the growing ice is already being used as an anti-climate change argument.

A Hong Kong-based logistics giant is making moves toward Australia.

More than forty companies that support the building, mining and energy industries say Federal Government moves could put thousands of jobs at risk.

The heirs to one of the world’s great oil empires are getting out of the family business.

Australia will seek to claw back billions of dollars that big mining, building and technology companies funnel out of the country to avoid tax.

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