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Paul Sheehan 12:48 AM You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution.
Philip Dorling 12:46 AM Highly sensitive details of the negotiations over the little known Trades in Services Agreement (TiSA) published by WikiLeaks reveals Australia is pushing for extensive international financial deregulation while other proposals could see Australians' personal and financial data freely transferred overseas.
John Garnaut and Lucy Macken 11:33 PM A preliminary audit of dodgy foreign investment in Australian real estate has identified a network of "high risk" investment advisers, sources say.
Emelda Davis 9:50 PM We have a long way to go for the successful establishment of the Islander people within that of the great nation of Australia.
David Penington 9:47 PM That Sydney University is embarking on reform aimed at revamping some of the institution's activities is to be applauded but the challenges cannot be under-estimated
Nick McKenzie 9:46 PM $500,000 payment by Australia to allegedly corrupt Jack Warner raises many questions.
Martin Boulton 9:28 PM It is surprising how unexpectedly you can find yourself in an emergency situation.
Noel Towell 8:40 PM The Department of Human Services' boss has weighed into the rodent debate that gripped her workforce in May and declared that an icon depicting striking public servants was a mouse, not a rat.
Craig Butt 6:29 PM A total of 110 emergency services workers nationwide have taken their own lives over the past 12 years, the equivalent of about one death every 40 days.
Gareth Hutchens 6:22 PM Australia's financial regulator says it is not too worried about Sydney and Melbourne's property markets, despite serious concerns from Treasury and the Reserve Bank about a housing bubble.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 6:08 PM The police want to talk to Federal bureaucrats over alleged FIFA corruption, and a new senate inquiry is likely to call Australian soccer chiefs.
Henry Belot 4:23 PM The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will reassess the number of diplomats posted overseas after shedding almost 550 jobs to meet budget requirements.
Henry Belot 2:19 PM A DFAT staffer was ordered to undergo formal counselling after telling a group of junior public servants they would be sacked in a cruel April Fools joke.
James Massola 11:54 AM Foreign Affairs and Trade departmental secretary Peter Varghese spoke to Australia's ambassador to France, Stephen Brady, twice in the days immediately after an incident that occurred while Prime Minister Tony Abbott was greeted on arrival in Paris on Anzac Day.
Dan Harrison 11:30 AM Australia is out of line with international standards in holding children as young as 10 criminally responsible for their actions, the global head of Amnesty International has said.
Heath Aston 10:45 AM The five biggest suppliers of publicly subsidised medicines in Australia recorded sales of nearly $5 billion last year but paid an average of just $10 million each in company tax.
Laura Donnelly 8:44 AM Statins could cut the risk of dying from cancer by up to half, large-scale research suggests.
Eryk Bagshaw 8:18 AM Islamic schools across the country will be investigated by the federal Department of Education after a string of sackings among senior staff members and principals, allegations of financial mismanagement and concerns over the delivery of the curriculum.
Michael Gordon 8:10 AM Prominent Indigenous academic, Marcia Langton, has denounced the latest proposal for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution as setting the bar too low and predicted it will be opposed by Indigenous Australians.
Nick Miller 4:53 AM Australia's Foreign Minister says Australia would consider any request for further military help, but the Iraqi PM did not asked for it in their meeting.
Brady Dennis and Lenny Bernstein The 'largest and most rigorous precision oncology trial ever attempted' will test treatments based on tumours’ genetic mutations.
Nick Toscano Australia's 1.8 million lowest paid workers will receive the smallest minimum wage increase in years, rising by 2.5 per cent or $16 a week.