The Medicare rebate freeze will remain in place for tens of millions of GP services - including mental health plans and chronic disease management - for another three years under little-known details of the Turnbull government's budget.
James Robertson About 500 words stood between Gail Winters and a diploma that would lead to a new career.
Lucy Cormack Bill Rothery now considers his monthly music subscription bill to be "more important than electricity".
James Robertson The state government will urgently review procedures for contaminated land following a Fairfax Media investigation.
Michael Gordon at Uluru When the young men of Mutitjulu danced for the one of the biggest assemblies of Indigenous leaders in history this week, it was a pointer to a brighter future for a community with a troubled history.
Peter Hannam Prospects for the controversial Adani coal mine have dimmed further with the Queensland government saying it wants no role in any federal loan to support the project.
Timna Jacks Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not backed ambitious calls for the Federal Government to sign a treaty with the First Nations, warning the Australian public is "conservative" when it comes to constitutional change.
Kieran Gair A NSW police officer has been charged over an alleged domestic violence incident involving a teenage girl in Sydney's west.
Michaela Whitbourn Former NSW Labor minister Ian Macdonald is expected to be jailed for criminal misconduct.
Michael Gordon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to push for 'First Nations Voice' in constitution as well as a treaty.