Government warned it "could be found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct" but ignored the advice.
Matthew Knott is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau covering communications and education policy.
The ABC has hit back at criticism of a Four Corners investigation into the life asylum seeker children on Nauru.
At least four Liberal MPs thrown out by voters at the election have picked up plum jobs as taxpayer-funded advisers to their former colleagues.
Bob Day has made the shock announcement that he will resign from the Senate after his building company went into liquidation.
Labor Senator Penny Wong accused Stephen Parry of employing "a mate who lost his seat".
'Gonski' has become a slogan, a hashtag, a vibe. But nearly everything you think you know about it is wrong.
Politicians who fall asleep or play games on their phones during parliamentary business will no longer be shielded from scrutiny.
Education Minister says it's "not fair" students facing similar disadvantage get $1500 more or $1500 less depending on where they live.
Almost 500 diplomas - including in fitness coaching, fashion styling and transpersonal art therapy - are set to be stripped of access to government subsidies under an overhaul of the vocational loans scheme by the Turnbull government.
A three-tiered system of loan limits will be introduced, with loans capped at $5000, $10,000 and $15,000 depending on the cost of teaching the course.