The peak body representing Australia's universities will attempt to steer the higher education debate away from fee deregulation by calling for a "radical" policy re-think based on increased public funding for research and development.
Mark Kenny Bill Shorten has welcomed the arrival of the greener Turnbull government, declaring Labor is now prepared to accept in "good faith" signs that the Coalition will treat wind and solar energy on their merits.
Mark Kenny Malcolm Turnbull has welcomed the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership sealed on Tuesday as "a gigantic foundation stone" for the economy which will deliver jobs and growth while avoiding aspects that would have seen increased costs to the taxpayer for medicines.
James Massola Momentum is building in the Coalition for industrial relations reforms that could see weekend penalty rates cut, with Liberal MPs suggesting higher rates of pay across the seven day working week as a possible trade-off.
Heath Aston Low-skilled Chinese workers imported to work on large infrastructure projects under the free trade agreement are likely to undercut the wages and conditions of blue-collar Australian workers, a new report has warned.
David Wroe The commander of the United States' massive Pacific Fleet has warned that if bullying behaviour at sea of the kind shown by China is not confronted, it will spread to land and become a "friction point" there.
Michael Gordon Nauru's justice minister has dismissed concerns about the safety of asylum seekers who now are free to come and go at will from the island's detention centre, saying his country is "in some ways Nauru is safer than Australia".
Latika Bourke A 23-year-old "vulnerable and traumatised" Somali woman who was raped on Nauru is pleading with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to allow her to come to Australia to have an abortion.
Gareth Hutchens The Turnbull government says the Trans-Pacific Partnership will boost growth, create jobs, raise living standards, and increase productivity for Australians. We'll have to take its word for it.
Nassim Khadem The OECD-G20 plan to stop multinational tax avoidance could put companies in the middle of border disputes between revenue authorities, tax experts have warned.