Federal Politics

Hunt 'not aware' of political ties

Steamy issue: how to cut Australia's carbon emissions.

The lead author of a consultants' report hailed by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as supporting the government's climate policies is a current member of the Liberal Party and a former candidate for the federal seat of Sydney.

Mentally ill refugee 'tried to incinerate herself'

The aftermath of a fire in one of the units inside the family camp, RPC 3, on Nauru.

A mentally ill female Iranian refugee at Nauru locked herself in her family's unit and set it alight, her husband says, in an apparent suicide attempt that underscores the ongoing mental harm caused by the Turnbull government's offshore processing regime.

Telstra wins contract to manage cancer records

Health Minister Sussan Ley will announce the Telstra deal on Thursday.

The Turnbull government is pushing ahead with plans to place sensitive medical records under corporate management and will announce on Thursday that Telstra Health - a division of Telstra - has been awarded the contract to manage a new national cancer screening register from next year.