The Australian Genetics of Depression Study is designed to detect genetic factors that contribute to clinical depression, in order to develop better treatments and ultimately find a cure.
The coalition may have had a win over company tax cuts, but its popularity has again dropped with Malcolm Turnbull losing ground to Bill Shorten.
CANBERRA [AAP] Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will discuss security, development and empowering women during a visit to Australia. Dr Ghani has become the first Afghan president to visit Australia after touching down in the country on Sunday. Prime Minister... Read More →
Tracey Ferrier BRISBANE [AAP] An SES worker who saved a Gold Coast family from their flooded home stood in disbelief minutes later as he watched the house float past him and plough into trees and power poles. ‘I just saved... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller says he’ll focus on tracking down extremists committed to lone-wolf attacks as he takes on the role of the state’s top cop. The former assistant commissioner will officially take over from Andrew Scipione... Read More →
Dan McCulloch CANBERRA [AAP] State and territory governments have been accused of total failure in the fight for clean air after many of Australia’s largest polluters reported emissions hikes. Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) has delivered a scathing assessment of state... Read More →
The children of child sexual abuse survivors are victims themselves, a royal commission has heard.
The fate of the $50 billion 10-year business tax cut package remains unclear with parliament extending sitting into Friday as negotiations continue with crossbenchers on whether it should apply to companies with a $10 million or $50 million annual turnover.
Awarding Australia a seat on the United Nations' Human Rights Council might help reel in the country's increasingly marginalised political stance on crucial social issues.
The coalition failed in its attempt to change the words 'offend', 'insult' and 'humiliate' in Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to 'harass and intimidate' during a late-night debate on Thursday.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham has been removed as a commentator from pay-TV channel Sky News over his controversial comments.
Former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop charged taxpayers to go to three weddings and a funeral, repaying $14,000 in expenses since "Choppergate", a report reveals.
The prime minister and opposition leader will be in north Queensland to find out first hand just how devastated the region is after Cyclone Debbie.
There are fears hundreds of homes and businesses have been damaged by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie after it hit north Queensland with ferocious winds and driving rain. yesterday. But the storm is not done with Queensland yet.
Debate on the Turnbull government's 10-year corporate tax plan will begin in the Senate but it is unclear how much of it will get through or what mechanism will be used if it needs to be split up.
Australia's peak trade union body will push for a $45 per week rise in the minimum wage, new ACTU secretary Sally McManus is expected to announce today.
A major international collaboration has identified new genetic drivers of ovarian cancer that could one day lead to the prevention of the disease.
Sydney-based Chinese academic Chongyi Feng remains in limbo in China after being barred from returning to Australia.
New polling shows a majority of voters oppose the Turnbull government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
The destructive eye of Cyclone Debbie is about to hit the Whitsundays, as mainland north Queensland towns await the worst of her 250km/h winds.
BRISBANE [AAP] Queenslanders have been urged not to underestimate Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which is predicted to be the worst storm to hit the region since Yasi six years ago. ‘This is going to be a nasty cyclone,’ Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk... Read More →
Belinda Tasker SYDNEY [AAP] A friend of a Chinese academic stopped from returning to Australia believes he may have inadvertently upset local authorities. Chongyi Feng, an associate professor in China studies at the University of Technology in Sydney, was reportedly... Read More →
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Belinda Merhab CANBERRA [AAP] Australia’s largest not-for-profit early learning and care provider has criticised an overhaul of childcare subsidies, saying it will do nothing to address the ‘abysmal’ situation of one in five children starting school behind their peers. The... Read More →