PwC Australia appears to be in line for new government contracts despite its ongoing scandal.

The AHRC has announced an independent study into racism at Australian universities.

The government has introduced new legislation that it says will ensure quality and integrity in international education.

This week’s budget papers outline a surge in public service employment.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has been allowed to survey the Australian Public Service (APS) on perceptions and experiences of corruption at the federal level.

Funding has been provided for an independent education body to oversee universities reform.

The Coalition says the quality of the public service is declining despite its numbers growing.

The Victorian Government has invested $37 million in a US space tourism company.

The Northern Territory's budget for 2024-25 reveals net debt exceeding $11 billion - a record for the jurisdiction.

South Australia is looking at banning social media for kids.

David McBride, a former Australian army lawyer and whistleblower who exposed murder, has been jailed.

Moving to a five-day work week seems to help construction worker wellbeing.

The Federal Court has increased penalties against the CFMEU.

The Federal Court has denied the eSafety commissioner's bid to hide a controversial video.

The United States shale oil industry faces lawsuits and regulatory actions over alleged collusion to manipulate prices.

Elizabeth Tydd has been appointed the new Australian Information Commissioner.

Reece Kershaw has been reappointed Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

A new support payment will be offered for student placements in critical care fields.

New research highlights severe underfunding for students with disabilities in Australian schools.

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is establishing a new medical school.

Governments have introduced a new initiative aimed at addressing the shortage of doctors in rural and regional areas.

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