The Senate could pass the Government's controversial new meta data laws as early as tonight - but not before the Greens attempt to move more than a dozen amendments to try and beef up privacy safeguards.
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has provided a list...
A Senate inquiry has recommended that trials of the cashless debit card scheme be continued and expanded to new sites in other states next year — despite Labor signalling it will block such moves. The card aims to limit access to cash by quarantining 80...
Victoria is poised to become the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying after a historic bill was passed yesterday in the state parliament.
After a marathon debate — MPs in the Upper House voted 22 to 18 to allow terminally ill patients...
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel predicts power bills will continue to rise and energy supply will be less reliable unless Australia develops better storage systems — particularly for days when the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow.
A new report released yesterday...
Today's the first day on the job for New Zealand's new Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was sworn in yesterday.
Her swearing-in comes more than a month after New Zealand took to the polls in an inconclusive vote on September 23.
Lobbying has become a powerful multi-million dollar industry in Australia.
It's also become a lucrative career path for many former politicians who can use their connections and inside knowledge to influence public policy for their paying clients.
In some cases — ministers have...
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has released its annual report today. For the first time ever, complaints about internet services are higher than complaints about mobile phones.
The TIO says that its recorded more than 60,000 complaints about internet services — with nearly...
There are currently 170,000 mainland Chinese students attending Australian universities.
While that's a huge financial bonus for universities as they scramble for funding — the rising cohort from China also poses significant challenges — not just around language, but also around the content of...
This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Although non-binding, the Declaration recognised the rights of indigenous peoples around the world to self-determination and proposed protections for their land and resources.
As the proportion of renters continues to rise around the country, there's growing acceptance that for many, the great Australian dream of owning a home will be out of reach.
Last week, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia called for governments to recognise...
In the US, President Donald Trump has popularised the notion of 'fake news' — it's usually stories the President doesn't like in mainstream media.
More generally, 'fake news' is deliberately planted disinformation, designed to spread division or favourable propaganda, often generated by State-sponsored individuals...