A draft report from the Productivity Commission calls for the formation of the Ministry of Defence Personnel and Veterans to deal with policy, with a Veteran Services Commission providing support in what would be the biggest shake-up to the portfolio since World War II.
Australia has a new conservative lobby group that wants to knock on your door, get in your ear and ultimately swing your vote.
Workers and residents of a Hunter Valley disability services company are distraught over loss of their home, community and livelihood.
For several years the Northern Territory's population has been shrinking, and the news about the economy hasn't been encouraging. But many long-term Territorians still love to call it home.
The community of Karen refugees living in Bendigo Victoria have contributed almost $70m to the local economy, with a new report highlighting the economic potential of regional refugee re-settlement.
The forced closure of a country 'booze bus' service will remove the only safe transport option in the town, and locals warn the closure will cause drivers to take risks on the road.
A powerful alternative to the negatives of fast food is having a positive impact on the people who choose what they eat.
A former Scout leader has been sentenced to 10 years jail for grooming and sexually abusing a child under 16, as well as possessing child pornography in relation to a young female Scout.
For a town with one watering hole left, there was very little choice for Leanne Brosnan but to ensure the pub remained the heart and soul of Thallon.