Authorities are investigating a work-for-the-dole program that has been accused of driving up poverty.

The UN has issued an urgent call to improve the health and productivity of the world's oceans.

Experts say the federal government should establish a national injury prevention plan to cut the massive costs of hospitalisation of children.

Giving birth – mankind’s most primal practice – will soon benefit from high-tech help in the form of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Western Australia's chief scientist Peter Klinken has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to medical research and biochemistry.

The Queensland Government has put aside $500 million for two new high schools in Brisbane.

Scientists have reported the discovery of a mind-bendingly hot exoplanet.

A new study suggests that not only can a foetus see, but that unborn babies can focus on faces.

NT Education Union president Jarvis Ryan says extra education funding for remote Government schools.

Five Australian universities have made the top 50 in a new QS higher education ranking.

Diarrhoea still kills almost half a million children under 5 years old each year worldwide, despite the death toll being reduced by a third between 2005-2015.

A large cluster of Google’s Project Loon balloons have drifted over to Australia.

The Department of Defence has employed Australian engineers to develop advanced, new camera technology to monitor moving objects in space.

The most sensitive device ever created has picked up more gravitational waves, and uncovered a new black hole behaviour.

Unions, religious representatives and parents are telling senators how new school funding plans will affect them.

A South Australian Upper House committee has reported on access to the school system for children with disabilities.

Experts say urgent research is needed on the long-term effects of concussion in young people.

Tasmania's Education Minister has ordered an investigation after claims of intense pressure for outstanding levies.

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