Women on the full age pension will be hit hardest if the Abbott government changes the way the payment is indexed.
The NSW Liberal party is being divided by an attempt to push its most senior female minister out of cabinet because of her age.
Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.
Labor has been quick to attack the Premier Mike Baird over his conservative Christian social values, seeking to exploit any chink in the armour of the new Liberal leader.
Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors
Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors to see whether they are still entitled to their pensions, under dramatic changes being considered by Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews.
Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift, businessman Nick Di Girolamo, to a well-paid position on a government board.
A Manus Island security guard warned colleagues that the detention centre was ''totally unprepared'' for any major incident, months before an Iranian asylum seeker was killed in violent clashes.
Damien Dempsey has come through some hard times but is now described as the leading Irish singer of his generation, writes Sean Palmer.
The vice-chancellor of Melbourne University has backed a review of student fees if tertiary funding is cut in next month's federal budget.
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