Rebecca Le May Greens Senator Scott Ludlam appears to have retained his seat in the re-run West Australian Senate election, with early results showing a big swing to the party.
Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,
The Coalition's 'adults' are in charge of the country, but it's time Tony Abbott's team started growing up
Mark Kenny The same December night General Motors signed the death warrant of Holden, one of Tony Abbott's most senior ministers went looking for love.
Daniel Hurst If Pakistani-born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed had an ace serve and a mean volley, he would probably already be an Australian citizen.
Dan Harrison University leader Fred Hilmer has declared Australian universities are on a precipice, underfunded and smothered by regulation, and heading for decline without urgent and dramatic policy change.
Dan Harrison THE university leader Fred Hilmer has declared Australian universities are on a precipice, underfunded and smothered by regulation, and heading for decline without urgent and dramatic policy change.
Benjamin Preiss The government should spend less on subsidising university students until graduates can provide a better return for society on the public investment, according to a new study.
Emma Macdonald Students should pay more for their degrees because they gain more from it than taxpayers, who foot an annual $6 billion bill in tuition subsidies, a new report says.
Peter Martin and Ben Preiss Australia's medical and scientific research system is in chaos ahead of the budget update.
Bianca Hall Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has hit back at Australia's top research universities.
Benjamin Preiss Higher Education Reporter THE FEDERAL government's plan to allow all students the opportunity to study an Asian language would cost billions of dollars, an Asia policy expert says.
Australia's latest casualty from the conflict in Afghanistan farewelled.
Catherine Armitage MORE than half Australian universities' overall research performance is at or above world standards, analysis by the federal government shows.
Benjamin Preiss Number of Indian students coming to Australia to study has fallen dramatically in the past four years and the high dollar, stricter visa conditions and safety concerns are some of the reasons.
Noel Towell An inquiry should be held into Commonwealth science agency CSIRO and the treatment of its 6600-strong workforce amid claims ''of criminal conduct and commercial fraud'', the federal opposition says.
Noel Towell The federal opposition wants an inquiry into the Commonwealth science agency, the CSIRO, and the treatment of its 6600-strong workforce amid claims of ''criminal conduct and commercial fraud'' in the...
Benjamin Preiss Universities are turning out too many young dentists, leaders in the profession say.
Daniel Hurst Uni students spared higher fees after Gillard government rejected call to boost funding.
The retirement of Government ministers Chris Evans and Nicola Roxon will mean a cabinet reshuffle in delicate times.