The Research and Development Tax Incentive, a significant chunk of the government's $9 billion of annual support for innovation, is failing to achieve results, lacks accountability and risks becoming unsustainable, according to a review conducted by three senior public servants.
Matthew Knott Some of Australia's most elite high-fee private schools are receiving taxpayer funding almost three times as generous as they are entitled to while others schools remain grossly underfunded, official Education Department data reveals.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter Politics has "gone mad", and Australian politicians shouldn't blame a rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment or opposition to multiculturalism as the main reason, says Labor's finance spokesman.
Adam Gartrell, Amy Remeikis Property developer Sunland donated thousands of dollars to the Coalition in the months after Liberal MP Stuart Robert delivered a controversial speech partly written by the company's lobbyist.
Tom McIlroy Nearly 200 doctors and health workers caring for Australians of diverse sexuality and gender identity have joined calls for the Turnbull government to ditch its planned plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
James Massola, Tom McIlroy Northern Territory Labor senator Malarndirri McCarthy has become the first politician to list ownership of traditional Indigenous lands as part of declarations of interest for federal Parliament.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter Pilots are calling on the Turnbull government to overturn new drone regulations that come into effect on Thursday, warning they risk catastrophic collisions with commercial aircraft and helicopters.
Tom McIlroy Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull have chosen more than 50 artworks to display at Parliament House and the prime minister's official residences.
Rachel Olding Counter-terrorism investigations are potentially being jeopardised because a national case management system has not been rolled out.
Tom McIlroy Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government won't ditch plans for a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, despite a new poll showing more Australians support a vote in Parliament.