Lindsay Murdoch Asylum seekers involved in violent attacks while in immigration detention are being released into the community, an insider says.
Daniel Hurst Prime Minister Julia Gillard's school funding reforms have ignited a war of words in Coalition ranks, with federal education spokesman Christopher Pyne claiming Premier Barry O'Farrell was ''conned''...
Josephine Tovey, Daniel Hurst NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has returned fire at his federal Coalition colleagues over education funding, warning schools in this state would be worse off under Tony Abbott's policy and...
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard's signature Gonski school education package is the latest reform area to fall victim to the underperforming mining tax, with the Greens threatening to change a key element unless the...
Dan Harrison THE Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has dismissed as a ''try-on'' a Labor backbencher's letter asking federal police to investigate Liberal figures for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to...
Jessica Wright Prime Minister Julia Gillard rallies Labor election candidates, telling them they're the frontline troops who will take the government's message to the Australian people.
Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says the federal government is unravelling like Hitler's government in the movie Downfall.
Peter Hartcher A lifelong primary teacher talks about a school she worked in as having two eras - first was a prehistoric age that she calls "Before Tess".
Jewel Topsfield The federal Coalition would review controversial NAPLAN tests and remove the publication of individual school results on the My School website if elected to government, to prevent the ''unnecessary...
Josephine Tovey, Phillip Coorey MEMBERS of the clergy would face jail for failing to report knowledge of sexual abuse gained during confession, with pressure growing to lift the confidentiality laws that protect them.
Katina Curtis Labor's long-awaited school funding reform legislation will have to be changed in the new year after a funding agreement is signed.
Phillip Coorey CRAIG THOMSON'S lawyer has slammed Tony Abbott as an ''ageing student politician'' and demanded he either produce evidence the independent MP had broken the law or ''shut his mouth''.
Amy Remeikis Throughout Queensland, the Morcombe name is synonymous with heartbreak and tragedy; but also strength, bravery and commitment.
Lenore Taylor THE Coalition has pledged not to change rules allowing the import of the abortion pill RU486, as Labor seeks to draw the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, into a debate about abortion.
Lenore Taylor The Coalition has pledged not to change rules allowing the import of the abortion pill RU486, as Labor seeks to draw the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, into a debate about abortion.
Judith Ireland Yesterday, Julia Gillard was crowned a political ''badass'' by the international media - a leader who could teach the world a lesson or two about misogyny.
Phillip Coorey THE former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer is playing down the prospect of joining state politics, taking over as leader, and making a run for the premier of South Australia.
Bianca Hall ONLY the best and brightest will be able to get into university teaching courses under the federal government's reform package to improve the educational outcomes of the nation's children.
Phillip Coorey, Anna Patty HIGH earners are set to bear the brunt of a new round of budget cuts to help fund Julia Gillard's annual $6.5 billion education ''crusade'', which will begin if Labor wins the next election.
Ross Peake Julia Gillard will today vow to make Australian students competitive on the international stage as she unveils a cash splash for schools.