Life-expectancy has hit a fresh all-time high with typical newborn girls now expected to live 84.5 years and a typical boys 80.4 years, up from 83.3 and 78.5 years a decade ago.
Noel Towell 'A remarkable and unique individual. We will never forget him.'
Fergus Hunter Warren Mundine, the chairman of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council, has slammed the setting up of an Aboriginal incarceration inquiry.
Fergus Hunter Labor says it cannot inspect or support legislation allowing ongoing detention of "high-risk terrorist offenders" until the government guarantees that outgoing Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson provided advice on the final version.
Tom McIlroy Malcolm Turnbull has signalled the government will negotiate with Senate crossbenchers in order to secure passage of its paid-parental leave crackdown.
Josh Gordon, State Political Editor The looming closure of the Hazelwood Power Station has been discussed in high level talks between the Australian and French governments.
Jane Lee, Fergus Hunter The national law reform commission will investigate ways to reduce high indigenous incarceration rates, which Attorney-General George Brandis has described as a "national tragedy."
Patrick Begley, Jacqueline Maley Corrections Minister David Elliott has announced a review of lengthy isolation of children in custody on the same day Fairfax Media revealed teenage boys were being held in cells for 23 hours a day.
Tom McIlroy Leaked government talking points suggest Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull remain at war, despite the two "working in the same direction" on reforming the NSW Liberal Party.
Fergus Hunter The notorious "on-water matters" tag has long been used to signify secrecy around Australia's immigration policies, but now the Australian Border Force has taken their mission to the airwaves.