Free public education comes with exceptions in Victoria.
Peter Hannam Turnbull opts for a safe speech at Paris climate conference, knowing he has little to gain from stirring opponents of climate change action within his Coalition at this point.
Tom Arup Australia will not sign up to a statement of support for reform of fossil fuel subsidies after Prime Minsiter Malcolm Turnbull made a last minute call to break the news to New Zealand counterparts on Sunday night in Paris.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent A mooted five-cents-in-the-dollar cut to company tax would deepen the deficit while boosting the value of some of the country's biggest and most profitable companies, according to a new assessment of the proposal by the Australia Institute.
Clay Lucas It was a new tax on the city's parking that was meant to help unclog roads and improve public transport.
Tom Arup and Peter Hannam Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared to the Paris climate summit that Australia was "not daunted" by the challenge of a warming planet and would ratify the second phase of the world's only current climate change agreement - the Kyoto Protocol.
Matthew Knott If you can't answer these questions correctly, a teaching career probably isn't for you. From July next year, education students will have to pass a new literacy and numeracy test to be registered as teachers.
Eryk Bagshaw Aboriginal languages will become a new HSC subject from 2016, a decade after the indigenous languages policy was introduced.
Latika Bourke Tony Abbott declares he couldn't have done a better job as PM but Julie Bishop says it was his own fault he lost the top job, and not because of white-anting.
Julia Medew More female surgeons will be promoted and bullies in the profession will be "called out" as the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons tries to overhaul its reputation for being an "Anglo saxon boys club" where sex can be traded for training.