Coles customers are having their personal details sent to at least 30 other companies.
Australia needs free preschool places for all if it is to compete with other developed countries.
Conservationists say they have stopped Japanese whalers from killing any humpback whales.
Customers using the Coles Flybuys card or online shopping service are having their personal details sent to up to 30 other companies owned by the same corporation and to third parties in at least 23 other countries.
Australian parents are paying thousands of dollars to store their babies' umbilical cord blood with private operators - but only a few families have ever used it.
Lena Kasparian knows about domestic violence. The 35-year-old was charged with murdering her abusive alcoholic partner in 2011.
The cost of housing Immigration Department staff on Christmas Island has blown out by $11 million since December, despite the number of asylum seekers detained on the island falling by more than 430 people in that time.
Nick Dawtrey is 16 years old but he's already being hailed as Australia's next pinball superstar.
The government's looming changes to the financial services sector could spark a wave of financial collapses similar to those that occured in 2006-10, which wiped $6 billion in savings from more than 120,000 investors, Industry Super Australia (ISA) claims.
Search and rescue teams are trying to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has gone missing with more than 200 passengers on board.