The too-often deadly consequences of dowry-related abuse in Australia must urgently be tackled with new national laws identifying the "pernicious" cultural practice as a form of domestic violence, the final report of a Senate inquiry recommends.
The NT's former Aboriginal affairs minister says successive governments have "ripped off" remote Aboriginal communities by redirecting federal funds to prop up the Darwin suburbs. But how? And why hasn't the Commonwealth intervened?
With the days of lax lending standards over and those of increased paperwork checks for borrowers in, experts say a HELP debt could become a bigger liability when it comes time to applying for a home loan.
After almost 12 years serving under three NSW premiers, the Family and Community Services Minister will not be recontesting her seat of Goulburn at the next election.
Labor has pledged borrow big and spend large, with a swag of major infrastructure projects set to start in their second term of government.
As President Emmanuel Macron's popularity continues to plummet, French protesters take to the streets over rising fuel costs, an issue that taps into broader disquiet about the direction of the Fifth Republic.
Following a disaster, renters can face eviction, homelessness or be forced to live in a damaged property. Many don't have the insurance to cope, but it's not because they can't afford it, write Kate Isabel Booth and Chloe Lucas.
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.