The cost of housing immigration department staff on Christmas Island has blown out by $11 million.
The cost of housing Immigration Department staff on Christmas Island has blown out by $11 million since December, despite the number of asylum seekers detained on the island falling by more than 430 people in that time.
The government's looming changes to the financial services sector could spark a wave of financial collapses, Industry Super Australia claims.
The federal government will be forced to simultaneously fight dozens of court appeals later this month following a privacy breach, with some 40 asylum seekers preparing to launch appeals against their deportation in the Federal Circuit Court.
Bill Shorten has outlined an ambitious goal of super-charging Labor's membership through easier entry rules, a stronger pitch to small business and loosened control of the ALP by the parliamentary party.
Tony Abbott is under pressure from his backbench to do something about ''job killing'' weekend and holiday penalty rates, with 10 Coalition MPs telling Fairfax Media the controversial issue could not be ignored.
Qantas and one of the key shareholders in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia's top competition regulator has warned.
The Abbott government has said it will not meddle with workers' penalty rates during this electoral term, with Employment Minister Eric Abetz saying the controversial matter would be dealt with by the Fair Work umpire.
The federal minister responsible for women says it is "ridiculous" that identifying as a feminist should be a prerequisite for her job.
Disability and welfare advocates have met at Parliament House in Canberra amid fears that May budget will see cuts to people receiving disability support.
BORDER man charged with trafficking painkiller in ground-breaking development in fight against its abuse.
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