Spending on the dole and disability support pension is on track to drop over the next forty years, even if the government's harsh budget measures like the six month Newstart wait for under 30s are not implemented, according to Treasury projections.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years, with slower economic growth and a massive spike in the number of people living to 100, the latest Intergenerational Report shows.
Latika Bourke The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot continue at its current intensity forever, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned, in an address to Parliament to mark one year since the plane's disappearance.
Sarah Whyte The Nauruan government has compared the arrests of protesting asylum seekers on the island's main throughfare to arresting protesters on Sydney's busy Pitt Street.
Latika Bourke It was a stunning, if not slightly angry backdrop for the solemn, sombre start to the day.
Latika Bourke Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised the prospect of a prisoner swap in a last-ditch attempt to spare the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.
Nassim Khadem Australian regulators need to consider introducing caps on borrowing to stop house price growth and further risk to the financial system, says the head of the Abbott government's financial systems inquiry David Murray.
Peter Martin, James Massola Australia would have needed to lift its tax take by almost 50 per cent to meet Labor's long-term spending promises, Thursday's Intergenerational Report will show.
Dan Harrison, Michael Gordon The Abbott government has proclaimed "a new relationship of engagement" with Indigenous Australia.
Judith Ireland Federal and state governments will spend $30 million on a national awareness campaign to stop domestic violence as Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament he will meet with Labor to discuss a bipartisan approach to the issue.