Bianca Hall Eric Abetz dismisses calls by 933 academics across the country for children to be released from detention as "a sad disassociation from practical considerations".
Bianca Hall Medical groups warn patients face hundreds of dollars in out of pocket costs, but the government says they are simply angry at losing taxpayer money.
Bianca Hall But pathologists and medical researchers have raised doubts the changes will result in a $30 cost for pap smears.
Bianca Hall Chiropractors' waiting rooms across the country have become recruiting grounds for the anti-vaccination cause.
Bianca Hall, Michael Inman An anti-Islam activist is seeking more than $1 million in damages from Facebook, claiming it breached his freedom of political speech by cutting him out of the group he administers on Facebook.
Bianca Hall A former lieutenant of the ultra-nationalist Australian Defence League speaks out against his one-time comrades who, he says, have co-opted the movement into something unrecognisable.
Bianca Hall Sex workers are increasingly at risk of violence, and being forced to do things they don't want to – and the internet is at least partly to blame.
Bianca Hall Anglican church parishioners in Melbourne's inner south have launched a desperate campaign to stop the deportation of Ethiopian woman Yeshiwork Abrha , who fears she will be killed if the federal...
Bianca Hall Distant relatives of Aboriginal Australians have been discovered living deep within the Amazon rainforest.
Bianca Hall Sweeping changes – and urgent funding increases – are needed to help the courts cope with family violence cases, Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen, Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates'...
Bianca Hall Almost half of Australian women drink during their pregnancy, and health authorities need to craft new policies to reduce alcohol use in expectant women, a new study shows.
Bianca Hall In a recent episode of the toe-curlingly awkward US show Portlandia, Doug and a some buddies are sitting in a circle after forming a feminism group.
Bianca Hall The Australian Sex Party has lost party status federally, with the Australian Electoral Commission ruling it has fewer than 500 members.
Bianca Hall Dozens of Australians remain listed as missing in earthquake-ravaged Nepal, as desperate families scour social media for any news of their loved ones.
Bianca Hall The government will replace an independent panel monitoring how infant formula is marketed to new parents with an industry-led oversight process.
Bianca Hall The federally funded 'green army' will strike young workers from official dole figures.
Bianca Hall, Rory Callinan Taxpayers are footing a more-than $73,400 nightly bill for detention centre staff to stay in a floating hotel moored off Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, Fairfax can reveal.
Bianca Hall As the ABC comes under government scrutiny, staff have been warned not to ''embellish'' or add ''any flourish'' to asylum seekers' claims they have been mistreated by border protection forces.
Bianca Hall Backing for an Australian republic has collapsed to a 20-year low, with just 39.4 per cent of Australians saying they support a republic.
Bianca Hall The ABC has reacted to sustained criticism of its asylum seeker coverage with an edict to staff that they should not ''embellish'' or add ''any flourish'' to claims of mistreatment by Australian...