For the first time Cardinal George Pell has acknowledged that the Catholic Church should be able to be sued over abuse by a priest.
What did the cardinal know?
A woman who was allegedly subjected to indecent acts on the set of Hey Dad! by its star Robert Hughes has been accused of making false allegations in media interviews to damage his reputation.
The national curriculum is overcrowded, too advanced and risks undermining the teaching of basic literacy and numeracy skills, primary school principals say.
Australia's middle class and wealthy parents need to send their children to public schools to improve the country's increasingly polarised and inequitable education system, a report released on Tuesday argues.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's chief of staff Peta Credlin is frequently criticised for the ''command and control'' she maintains over government - but six months into opposition, Labor MPs are unhappy with the centralisation of power under leader Bill Shorten.
Large job losses since the Abbott government came to power could cost taxpayers more than $600 million in extra dole payments and income tax not paid.
A terrorism expert says the use of stolen passports on flight 370 ''eerily'' resembles a 1994 attack on a Philippines flight by an al-Qaeda-linked hijacker and represents a ''massive security failure''.
A top terrorism expert says the use of stolen passports on flight MH370 ''eerily'' resembles a 1994 attack on a Philippines flight by an al-Qaeda-linked hijacker and represents a ''massive security failure''.
Alan Gardiner, from Killara