Consumers will be slugged with an average 4 per cent rise in private health insurance premiums this year despite major Turnbull government reforms designed to rein in costs.
Eryk Bagshaw Ten thousand students will miss out on government funding for university this year, peak body Universities Australia says, as the sector looks to accommodate $2.2 billion in funding cuts by the Turnbull government.
Adam Gartrell A majority of voters would not mind if Australia Day was shifted to a different date and most don't know why it's currently held on January 26.
Doug Dingwall A constitutional expert says it wasn't necessary to refer Katy Gallagher to the High Court.
Fergus Hunter It was a beautiful, sunny Wednesday in Geelong as politicians from all levels of government and different political parties came together for an announcement about co-operating to create jobs for regular people.
Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent A judge who helped design Victoria's anti-corruption watchdog says it remains weak and defective, and has warned Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull not to adopt it as the model for any federal corruption body.
Fergus Hunter The Minerals Council of Australia has admitted it makes donations to political parties to gain access to politicians, an unusually candid statement from a donor about the influence of money in politics.
Fergus Hunter The Australian Medical Association says private health insurers should address low quality and sometimes "useless" products instead of attempting to use punitive tax hikes to push people into taking up their policies.
Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent ???A woman once described as "the next Pauline Hanson" could snatch another Senate seat for One Nation - restoring Pauline Hanson's bloc of four - if the High Court heeds the party's call to disqualify Jacqui Lambie's replacement.
Fergus Hunter Donald Trump's head of Homeland Security has suggested that anyone who brands the US President a racist based on his immigration views must also say the same for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.