Opposition science spokesman Kim Carr has paid tribute to Professor John Cornforth.
Gareth Hutchens The Abbott government is considering taking control of the governance of Australian universities, relieving state governments of the responsibility.
Michael Short The Zone: Damien Cantwell has spent 20 years studying public policy and manufacturing
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,
David Wroe An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Mark Kenny Senior federal ministers believe Holden will cease production in Australia as early as 2016, it has been reported.
Michael Gordon and Mark Kenny Kevin Rudd has dumped Julia Gillard's proposed September 14 election date and is weighing up whether to go earlier or delay the poll to maximise his chances of rebuilding public confidence in the...
Jason Steger Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is not the only one getting restless. Publishers are itching for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to call an election as they unleash a raft of political books they hope...
Tim Colebatch The car industry has voiced fears that its manufacturers could fall victim to the Rudd government's decision to help pay for dumping its carbon tax by scrapping tax breaks for employer-provided cars.
Daniel Hurst Kim Carr asks university vice-chancellors to come up with alternative savings to cover $2.3bn in cuts the sector wants reversed.
Tim Colebatch Mark Kenny The Rudd government could change its car plan to compensate Australian manufacturers if its reform of the fringe benefits tax leads to ''unintended consequences'', says Industry Minister Kim Carr.
Jonathan Swan, Mark Kenny, Tim Colebatch Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will oppose the government's plans to tighten the rules on tax benefits for salary-sacrificed cars, even though it means rejecting a $1.8 billion boost to the budget.
Rachel Browne The Rudd government is set to announce a rescue package for Australia's ailing automotive industry, aimed at boosting demand for locally made cars.
Tim Colebatch Holden chief says company will decide after election whether it will continue manufacturing here.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working on major changes to her ministerial line up but won't confirm if more firings are imminent.
Christopher Knaus Staff cuts and the casualisation of Centrelink's workforce is dragging out waiting times, increasing customer complaints and causing significant public anger, a union report finds.
Stephanie Peatling Sophisticated data-mining techniques combined with old-fashioned private detectives and dobbing in wrongdoers are resulting in fewer people being prosecuted for welfare fraud and allowing the federal...
Richard Willingham A virtual poker-machine game that children and teenagers can easily access was the highest-grossing phone and tablet app in Australia, prompting outrage from gambling critics and the established...
Daniel Hurst CENTRELINK will contact tens of thousands of single parents who were incorrectly told to destroy their concession cards after moving to Newstart payments.
The retirement of Government ministers Chris Evans and Nicola Roxon will mean a cabinet reshuffle in delicate times.