The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has defended paying $3.5 million to Toll Holdings for a tent kitchen at its Manus Island detention centre.
The union representing Qantas check-in staff will take the airline to the Fair Work Commission on Monday over its failure to consult with workers before deciding to axe 230 positions at Sydney Airport.
Anti-whaling activists have given a fresh glimpse into the Japanese Antarctic whale hunt.
Sydney's Royal Easter show, a walk around Uluru, a yacht race on Auckland Harbour and a visit to the Blue Mountains are among the highlights of the tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - and baby Prince George - to Australia and New Zealand next month.
The Department of Immigration has defended paying $3.5 million for a tent kitchen.
Dermatologists report increase in parents presenting with problems linked to using baby wipes.
Crime figure and allegedly corrupt building company owner George Alex hired Labor power-broker Graham Richardson to help lobby developers and secure building contracts in the mid 2000s.
Dermatologists are reporting increasing numbers of parents and carers presenting with skin problems linked to using disposable baby wipes.
Colourful business identity Jim Byrnes has vowed to give evidence at the royal commission into union corruption about construction union bribery, links to organised criminals and the allegedly underhand dealings of CFMEU boss Brian Parker.
Professor John Freebairn, veteran analyst of public policy, believes the Commonwealth spends an unsustainable amount on 'middle-class welfare'.