The Turnbull government faces blanket opposition among vice chancellors to its proposal to create a new tier of courses with deregulated fees, with even the nation's most prestigious universities rejecting the idea.
Daniel Flitton Kiwi leader is barracking for Helen Clark to be UN chief, leaving Malcolm Turnbull to wonder whether to support Kevin Rudd
Stephanie Peatling Legal experts are divided on the need for the Turnbull government's latest swath of terrorism legislation that would allow convicted terrorists to be kept in jail once their sentence ended if they were deemed a risk to public safety.
Stephanie Peatling The cost of the same-sex marriage plebiscite could rise by millions if the government decides to fund the campaigns for and against changing the Marriage Act.
Fergus Hunter Labor's Andrew Leigh has sought to put positive spin on his $40,000 pay cut as a result of factional manoeuvring in Bill Shorten's revamped shadow ministry.
Fergus Hunter Newly elected Labor frontbencher Linda Burney says that Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion is a failure, pointing to recent cuts to Indigenous funding and his hostile relationship with advocacy group the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.
Nicole Hasham After fleeing the rubble-strewn streets of Baghdad, Nader Sameer is literally building the foundations of a new life – learning how to mix mortar, lay bricks and find a meaningful path in Australia.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent Victorians do not want "a harmful public vote" on gay marriage, Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed in a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for a free vote on equality.
Nicole Hasham Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced Labor's new-look frontbench, as he seeks to ramp up pressure on the Turnbull government in the next term of Parliament.
Stephanie Peatling Malcolm Turnbull will introduce new national laws that would allow jailed terrorists who still pose a risk when their prison terms expire to be held indefinitely as his first order of business when Parliament resumes at the end of August.
The children of Mt George PS are getting prepared for a thrilling billy cart derby in September
Weekend results from Lower North Coast sport.
Following our story on the history of Wingham's Victorian beauty, Zeal Cottage, comes news of a resident ghost ...
THE 'gorilla' Greipel gets the monkey off his back on Champs-Elysse as the Tour de France wraps up.
AFTER a car crash left him a quadriplegic John Green refused to give up his active lifestyle.
George Hoad, president of Garden Clubs of Australia, reports on his gardening travels around Europe.
Garden lovers from around New South Wales were treated to a chat by celebrity gardener Mary Moody in ...