New research paints a vivid picture of the growing underbelly of discontent forcing Australians to the fringe. Rate the state of the nation to see where you stand.
A bipartisan federal government inquiry into regional development calls for more public service jobs to be moved to the bush.
Locals agree that their town in the remote South Australian outback is colourful, but they say it has been unfairly portrayed and should not be forcibly closed.
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Queensland Rail drivers and guards are pocketing tens of thousands of dollars a year in overtime as the organisation struggles to recruit dozens more crews to fill a staffing shortfall, new figures show.
Sydney commuters furious over yesterday's Sydney train network meltdown will not get a refund, says the NSW Transport Minister, who has described the incident as an "act of God".
The High Court is considering whether he should serve a three or six year term.
The Federal Government has cancelled next week's sitting of the Lower House of parliament.
Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters probably won't have to pay back their $200,000-a-year salaries, with the Government set to let them off the hook in line with recent precedent.
Two embarrassing resignations in five days have politicians scouring their records to check their own citizenship, but the rules about dual citizenship are clear on the nomination form.
The communist state exercises "soft power" in Australia in myriad ways, and it is vital that it is resisted, writes Dr Chongyi Feng, who was detained and interrogated in China earlier this year.