Navy sailors accused of sexually assaulting their comrades in hazing rituals aboard HMAS Ballarat will avoid court martial after the military prosecutor decided there was not enough evidence against them.
Senior labour movement insiders have broken ranks to offer unprecedented co-operation to the Abbott government ahead of its royal commission on union slush funds and corruption.
When the CSIRO began the biggest study of energy performance of Australian houses, one resident bemoaned the woeful output of his home's photovoltaic panels only to be told the unit was actually a solar hot water system.
Australia's military is facing greater challenges to keep ahead of expanding powers in the neighbourhood as it tries to protect trade routes vital to the lifeblood of the economy, Chief of the Defence Force David Hurley said.
Recent cases have shown that amateur publishers can be held to account for their comments.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.
In the shadows behind the curtains, in the black of night. In the disturbed minds of those who said they loved you, in the bruises you hide. In the murky depths of despair, desperate to escape.
On 11/12 March 2006, an article published on pages 41 and 44 of the weekend edition of The Sydney Morning Herald contained statements and opinions about Andrew Forrest and his conduct as a director of Fortescue Metals Group Limited. The Herald acknowledges that the allegations against Mr Forrest have proved to be totally unfounded. The Herald retracts them unreservedly and sincerely apologises to Mr Forrest for any distress, harm and damage the article may have caused him, his family and friends.
The federal government's sweeping review of Australia's workplace laws will put penalty rates, pay and conditions, union militancy and flexibility under the microscope.
Asylum seekers and workers at the Manus Island detention centre should be flown to Australia to give their evidence to the newly established Senate inquiry, a spokesman for the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister says.