The ACT Government announces it is cutting ties with the Teach for Australia program, aimed at attracting people from non-teaching careers, citing concerns over value for money and retention rates.
According to her psychologist, Kate Cotis's battle with WestConnex over the ongoing noise and pollution from the construction — and her concern over what effect the four-lane toll road's proximity to her home will have — has led to a mental health condition.
The Government is facing the largest case yet mounted against it in the United Nations, with assertions the policy of deliberately and permanently separating families is illegal under international law.
Childcare centres are offering parents free iPads and cheap holidays as taxpayers chip in billions in subsidies. Labor wants to ban giveaways, but that's a band-aid solution, writes Liam McNicholas.
Some of Australia's most vulnerable families feel they have been abandoned by the Federal Government after changes to childcare payments left them with huge costs and a bureaucratic nightmare.
The Coalition's new childcare rebate system was meant to be simpler, parents and service providers are quickly discovering it's exactly the opposite, writes Liam McNicholas.
Find out who's better off and who's worse off under the child care changes that start this week.
From July 2 the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate will be abolished and replaced with the means-tested Child Care Subsidy — which may mean an increased reliance on grandparents to help out.
Tony Abbott has suggested the Government may need to compulsorily acquire the Liddell Power Station. But his colleague Tim Wilson said such action "would be only ever be raised and actioned as a last resort and when all other pathways have failed." RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a closer look.
The citizens' jury process used to overhaul the ACT's compulsory third-party insurance scheme is slammed by a juror, who says key information was kept from participants until the last minute.