Tens of thousands of Student Payment claims "auto-rejected", government insiders allege.
Ross Peake A Senate committee is racing to publish an interim report about the controversy surrounding Lyme disease, before its inquiry is shut down by the early election.Committee chairwoman senator Rachel Siewert said the inquiry had heard evidence from health experts and people who believed they had the disease, even though the bacteria has not been found in Australia."There's clearly something going on," she told Fairfax Media.
Tom Allard East Timor independence hero says refusal to deal on sea border hurts Australia's reputation.
Rania Spooner The largest study ever into the impact of general anaesthetic on babies has found it is no more damaging to their brains than local anaesthetic at two years old.
James Massola Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put any changes to the GST on the political back burner, ruling out changes to the consumption tax for at least three years if his government is re-elected.
Peter Hannam Labor faces 'a litmus test' of its support of renewable energy after it emerged that a Shorten government would book $1 billion of the savings cut from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by the Coalition.
James Massola, Nicole Hasham, Josh Gordon Education funding is shaping up as a key election issue, with Treasurer Scott Morrison says the federal government's promise of an extra $1.2 billion for schools is "real money" that will be paid for by savings in other areas.
ANGELA THOMPSON A passer-by found the bird near Skiway Park and called Australian Seabird Rescue.
Paul McGeough Did you hear the one about the President taking the mickey out of Donald Trump?
Dee Kramer shares his spectacular aerial drone photography.