Heath Gilmore, Matthew Knott University vice-chancellors are agitating for a delay in the deregulation of course fees, throwing the federal government's higher education reforms into disarray.
Bridie Smith Almost 1000 science and research jobs are at risk following funding cuts announced in federal budget, according to Labor.
Heath Gilmore, Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to rule out university fees doubling because of his government's deregulation of the sector, as some institutions suggest the rises will be much greater due to...
Matthew Knott Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has floated the idea of collecting student debts from the dead as a way of boosting the budget bottom line.
Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne has confused the debate about proposed increases to university fees by appearing to contradict the government's own website over who will be affected by the budget...
Mark Hawthorne, James Massola A $100 million salvage package for redundant car industry workers is underfunded and in disarray, more than a month after Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised to announce the details of an assistance...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.