Tim Colebatch The Labor government oversaw one of the world's best economic performances and then lost its way. Where is Tony Abbott heading?
Ben Cubby The federal government has delayed approval for the construction of the world's biggest coal port in Queensland until after the federal election.
Daniel Hurst New Education Minister Bill Shorten has played down hopes the federal government will offer significant extra money to win over the states and salvage its $15 billion national school funding reforms.
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...
Chris Johnston Nhulunby, East Arnhem Land Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is expected to attend a state memorial for Yunupingu to be held on sacred Aboriginal land today.
Chris Johnston The emotional state memorial for Yothu Yindi singer and indigenous educator Yunupingu started and ended with dancing - the Madayin Bungul, by members of his own family, emerging from the Northern...
Chris Johnston The emotional state memorial for Yothu Yindi singer and indigenous educator Yunupingu started and ended with dancing
Michael Gordon We met at the funeral of his niece, who died too young from a treatable disease and suffered all the more because of her inadequate command of English, her second language.
Bernard Zuel, Megan Levy The death of the educator and former singer of Yothu Yindi on Sunday has taken not just an innovator, community man and a worldwide pop star, but what indigenous country singer Troy Cassar Daley...
Michael Gordon Schools Minister Peter Garrett issues warning over funding for indigenous programs.
Dan Harrison Sleepiness is holding Australian schoolchildren back in the international education race, a study suggests.
Daniel Hurst An extra $74 million will be channelled into federal government advertising campaigns despite the budget's bleak finances.
Rachel Browne, Daniella Miletic and Mark Kenny More than one-third of families struggle to pay childcare fees despite increased federal government assistance over the past decade, according to a new report by public policy think tank The...
Daniel Hurst Some of Australia's disadvantaged schools have been marked up but the nation still has room for improvement, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said as she trumpeted the latest performance data.
Daniel Hurst The share of Australians in their 20s who are not learning or earning has remained stubbornly high, failing to ease to pre-global financial crisis levels, a new report reveals.
Late one night last year, a group of South Korean government inspectors set out for a series of raids in Seoul.
Farrah Tomazin Furious Gillard government warns more than $1 billion in funding placed at risk.
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".
Daniel Hurst and Amy Remeikis Queensland has told Julia Gillard to “butt out of education” while revealing it would follow Victoria in hatching its own school funding reform plan.
Jewel Topsfield A $16 MILLION federal Labor commitment to stem the shortage of maths and science teachers by fast-tracking bankers, accountants and engineers into classrooms has recruited only 14 participants.