Public hospitals, social housing and palliative care services are ripe for reforms to inject greater competition and private sector involvement, a Productivity Commission report has found.
David Wroe, national security correspondent Donald Trump has earned his reputation for recklessness over many months. But not everyone is convinced his bumpy entry into Asian strategy spells dangerous anarchy in Asia.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Sam Dastyari is back - with a book to boot.
James Massola, Adam Morton A long-awaited review of Australia's climate policies could recommend a form of carbon pricing for power companies, but will focus on electricity price rises, energy security and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg.
Peter Martin Women are twice as likely to be underpaid compared to men if they are not in a union. Indigenous Australians are three times as likely to be underpaid.
Michael Koziol, David Wroe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to speak with the global head of mining giant Adani on Monday amid mounting speculation the government will contribute $1 billion for a railway line to serve the forthcoming Carmichael coal mine.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Australian diplomats are expected to lose some of their generous taxpayer-funded allowances under a review ordered by Julie Bishop.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull maintains he is confident a Trump administration will not torpedo a deal for the United States to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island as American officials prepared to start vetting people in the offshore detention centres.
Andrew Brown ACT's four federal politicians have charged for $1600 flights to Sydney, thousands on flags and even car washing.
Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Stalin, Churchill, Cicero, Harry Potter, Tintin and Awesome Man are on the reading lists of our federal politicians this summer – if they can find time between bingeing on The Crown, House of Cards and Shameless.
Your morning news headlines from the Mid North Coast, across regional Australia and beyond.
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What's on in the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester.
Hallidays Point athlete wins a gold and two bronze medals at Australian PSSA Championships in Sydney.
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