All teaching students in NSW will have to pass a ''tough'' literacy and numeracy test before they can graduate, amid concerns some new teachers struggle to explain maths and grammar concepts to their students.
Asylum seekers have suffered a range of injuries, including broken bones, after a clash with security staff at the Christmas Island detention centre following protests.
The forced turn-back of asylum-seeker boats to Indonesia has overwhelming public support in Australia, bolstering Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he sits down on Wednesday with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Concern among Australians about climate change is on the rise - a trend likely to continue amid record temperatures and President Barack Obama's new carbon emission cuts, a poll has found.
Concern among Australians about climate change is on the rise, a trend likely to continue amid record temperatures and President Barack Obama's carbon emission cuts, according to the Lowy Institute.
Australian unions have vowed to fight the business lobby's push to cut weekend penalty rates, warning the move could create a US-style underclass.
The Australian and Turkish governments have accused tour operators of misleading travellers by continuing to advertise cruises that offer access to the Gallipoli Peninsula for the Anzac Day dawn service next year, marking the 100th anniversary of the landings.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident that a code of conduct between Australia and Indonesia can be finished within weeks, smoothing the path for relations to return to normal after last year's spying revelations.
Dozens of criminal convictions against asylum seekers may be in doubt following revelations in a Sydney court that Australian Federal Police officers have systematically failed to undertake identification parades when investigating people in immigration detention.
Alison Ryan, who pushed for new ACT random drug testing legislation, died early Tuesday morning.
Parkes Public School girls soccer team were crowned Western Region PSSA Champions after a hard fought 2-0 win ...