A new report card for global aid reveals Australians are an altruistic bunch, saving the lives of 230,000 children since the year 2000.

As more and more online lenders join the market, people are increasingly resorting to the mobile phone for a quick injection of cash, but research shows this will lead more Australians into a spiral of debt.

New data from federal workplace insurer Comcare shows taxpayers are close to paying $80 million for bullying, harassment and "occupational violence" claims in the public service this year.

The president of Whistleblowers Australia says Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is not the best person to take sensitive disclosures to, despite it being part of his job.

A new report shows Western Australia has the highest payroll tax costs in the country due to recent changes to the exemption threshold.

Despite Australia’s relatively high rate of cannabis use, new figures show most are strongly opposed to it.

A global survey has found that the world’s wealthiest people understand climate change, but only half see it as a threat.

The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and about 1,000 robotics experts have signed a letter to ensure that in the future of warfare- human fingers are on the trigger.

Victoria’s Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek has been forced to resign from the ministry after bullying allegations made by his former chief of staff.

The Roy Hill project has been issued with a prohibition notice after its latest crane incident.

Academics have slammed pharmaceutical giants for squabbling over intellectual property for new life-saving medicines, while victims of disease are dying.

Industry superannuation funds are fighting against changes that threaten union control.

The Chiropractors Association of Australia has been rocked by the resignation of one of its top people, after claims of unauthorised hospital visits to treat a baby.

There is a lot of sensitivity around swearing and other language conventions in modern culture, but some academics wonder if it is really warranted.

The Assistant Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, has taken to the radiowaves to warn people not to pay attention to Australian union claims over the threat of new free-trade deals.

Victoria’s Greater Shepparton Council has voted to support marriage equality, after Mayor Dennis Patterson stepped in to reverse a council decision from just three months ago.

A senior Airservices Australia manager has been charged for using fake aviation companies and false documents to defraud the tax office of over $320,000.

Media reports suggest that the personal medical records of asylum seekers have been handed over to Australia’s immigration department for “political purposes”.

One expert says there is a goldmine of data at many major that could be used to enhance a range of outcomes.

The president and former president of tech firm Toshiba have resigned over a $US1.2 billion accounting scandal.

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