It’s a standard stereotype – long-term couples break up an are embroiled for years in bitter battles over houses and property, but new data says this may be a myth.

There are concerns this week that the Royal Commission into unions is heaping more work onto public servants.

The media has been banned from reporting on a case that the fugitive Julian Assange calls “an embarrassing corruption scandal involving the Australian government”.

Just days after the Federal Government’s approval of a massive new coal mine, it looks like rough times ahead for the classic source of fuel.

Aurizon has pledged to double its female staff numbers within five years.

An office worker has been jailed for stealing $4.5 million from a major transport firm.

The Transport Workers Union may have been caught in a power-grabbing rort, after it was revealed that the union had bodged its numbers to get more sway in the Labor Party.

More than 1000 workers will go back to work after strike action at Sydney’s Barangaroo construction site, but it is unclear whether it will be on their terms or by court order.

Telstra is planning to cut more than 650 jobs in Australia, the latest in thousands of job losses from the local telecom in the last two years.

Some engineering companies are bucking the economic trend, taking on more people despite the end of the mining construction boom flooding the market.

A new report says it will take more than financial inducement to get many professionals to ply their trade in rural areas.

The Federal Government has extended a program which suspends welfare payments for NT parents whose children fail to attend school.

Women need to put up their hands to run in local government elections, a forum this week has heard.

Department of Human Services staff have been offered a slight pay rise, but it comes with stipulations designed to rush agreement.

Papua New Guinea's top oil producer is calling on the corporate sector to embrace public-private partnerships to profit through the improvement of local lives.

Researchers have taken a look at why some country towns survive and thrive, while others decline and die.

The Productivity Commission is questioning the benefits of the proposed paid parental leave scheme, recommending the Federal Government use the funding for to support more childcare.

The US President has banned workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender public service employees and government-linked contractors.

Dodgy bus shelter deals may be just the tip of the iceberg in state corruption inquiries.

A damning Integrity Commission investigation into nepotism within Tasmania's hospital system continues to take names.

Studies have shown why it is important that young people feel a connection to a school community, but at the same time Australian Government policies are keeping some out.

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