Private hospital operator Healthscope has been named the preferred bidder for Sydney's Northern Beaches hospital project by the NSW government, beating rival Ramsay Health Care.
Premier Mike Baird has foreshadowed greater cultural funding for western Sydney as the debate rages about whether the Powerhouse Museum should be moved to Parramatta.
There are hints Australia may may need to set new rules in dealings with Chinese president President Xi Jinping.
It was only a few hundred years ago that people with epilepsy were thought to be possessed by the devil. While that stigma has passed, doctors continued to believe the disorder was acquired from an injury; a fall, a difficult labour, tumour or a sports or car accident as recently as two decades ago.
The number of passports cancelled by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop more than doubled during the 2013-14 financial year, due mainly to national security concerns and advice from intelligence agencies.
Within decades people will demand private health insurance capable of covering them across borders, Nib chief executive Mark Fitzgibbon says.
The National Disability Insurance Agency underspent its budget by $18 million in the 2013-14 financial year, raising hope for people with disabilities who have missed out on funding.According to the NDIA annual report, tabled in federal parliament on Wednesday, only $130.9 million of an allocated $148.8 million was spent on supporting people with disabilities in 2013-14.
Weakness among the big banks cruelled an early resources-led bounce, with the Australian sharemarket closing marginally lower on Wednesday.
Free public Wi-Fi zones are up and running at the Queen Victoria Market and central Ballarat and central Bendigo.
Wildlife champion Brent Stirton has won the prestigious photojournalism award for the second consecutive year.
After feeding, weighing, monitoring and caring for their two dairy calves around the clock, Canowindra High School year ...