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Daniel Hurst covers federal politics, focusing on education, employment and workplace relations.
Daniel Hurst Peter Martin Australia's system of childcare rebates and benefits has been singled out as perhaps the world's most complicated as an inquiry begins to investigate adopting a New Zealand scheme to support nannies.
Daniel Hurst The Productivity Commission will launch an inquiry into how Australia’s childcare system can be improved to meet the needs of modern families.
Clay Lucas and Daniel Hurst Reintroduction of a beefed-up national construction watchdog by the Abbott government will see individuals picketing building sites at risk of being fined up to $34,000.
Daniel Hurst An Abbott government review of the university funding system will be headed by former Liberal education minister David Kemp and one of his old advisers, fuelling fears student fees could increase.
Daniel Hurst The federal government will consider creating a new taskforce to investigate white-collar crime.
Daniel Hurst The ACT government will demand a better deal from the Abbott government on school funding if the hold-out states are lured with more favourable offers.
Daniel Hurst, Josephine Tovey The Abbott government plans a drastic overhaul of the higher education system, including axeing the compulsory fee collected by universities to support student services and scrapping Labor's targets...
Daniel Hurst The replacement of paper-and-pencil voting with an electronic system could see Australians lose confidence in the integrity of election results, the nation's electoral chief has warned.
Daniel Hurst Kevin Rudd's backers have hit back at post-election criticism from former prime minister Julia Gillard that this year's leadership change sent voters "a very cynical and shallow message" about...
Daniel Hurst Kim Carr asks university vice-chancellors to come up with alternative savings to cover $2.3bn in cuts the sector wants reversed.
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.
Jewel Topsfield, Daniel Hurst Catholic education no closer to a deal on school funding reforms despite PM welcoming progress made in 'negotiating a new approach', according to the Melbourne Catholic Education Office.
Tim Colebatch, Daniel Hurst While the Gillard-Rudd showdown consumed all our attention, Parliament is passing legislation by the truckload.
David Wroe, Daniel Hurst The Australian special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been named as Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird.
Daniel Hurst Political and military leaders vow to hold firm in Afghanistan after 40th Australian killed.
Daniel Hurst An Australian soldier has died during a battle with insurgents in Afghanistan, bringing the Australian Defence Force toll to 40.
Daniel Hurst The federal government has bought itself more time to avoid a defeat on its skilled foreign worker visa crackdown.
Daniel Hurst The engineer for a multinational company endured a torrent of abuse from a foul-mouthed boss.
Daniel Hurst If Pakistani-born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed had an ace serve and a mean volley, he would probably already be an Australian citizen.
Daniel Hurst Former prime minister Bob Hawke has paid tribute to his late ex-wife Hazel for being a ''constant support'' through difficult times.