Australians are volunteering less but giving more money, as the government examines recommendations on ways to boost the nation’s altruism.
Australia’s decade-long policy of turning away asylum seekers along the maritime border could fall apart after the government’s hasty response to a High Court decision, the opposition leader says.
Nearly one million Australians could receive a festive season boost to their bank balance, as the government tries to return $234 million in unclaimed Medicare benefits.
Thousands of scientifically-inclined students will have their university courses covered as the government attempts to nurture the workforce needed to build the long-awaited AUKUS nuclear submarine fleet.
Most lower income families could have their child care and early education costs covered if the government accepts recommendations that all children from birth to five receive high quality services.
A new wave of COVID-19 cases is hitting the country, as experts warn people to remain vigilant and stay up to date with their vaccines as holidays approach.