From 2016 to 2019, politicians enjoyed an annual 2 per cent pay rise each year — an 8 per cent increase. For everyone else, money for non-essentials has become so tight, any unexpected or unplanned expense could throw out entire household budgets, writes Gareth Hutchens.
Ahead of the release of the Federal Government's long-awaited technology roadmap, Scott Morrison refuses to commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, despite describing it as "achievable".
Australian cycling star Richie Porte says his wife was OK with him missing the birth of their daughter to compete at the Tour de France, so long as he did not sit at the back of the peloton.
Sarah Dahia from Australia takes us through her week during the coronavirus pandemic.
The women's football team said their away shirt won't come in female sizes until 2022.
Shaun Smith said he had suffered serious brain injury from repeated concussions in matches.
A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.
A hacker uncovered the Australian ex-PM's phone number and passport details but told the authorities.
The Ellis family in Australia make frequent trips on a small plane, fulfilling what they call "a dream".
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey lead Australia to a three-wicket win over England to claim the one-day series 2-1.
Police are accused of using excessive force to arrest a man with mental health issues in Melbourne.
Oracle is now the favourite to take over US operations of the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app.
At least one humpback whale remains in the Australian river after getting lost.
England claim an astonishing 24-run victory as Australia crumble in the second one-day international at Old Trafford.
About 250 people attended the illegal protest in the Australian state of Victoria.
The Australian optometrist is found to have altered over 400 prescriptions, undermining a colleague.
Police have described the man's arrest as "one of the easiest drugs busts ever made".
Jean-Sébastien Jacques and other top executives will step down after the miner blew up sacred sites.
Ros Atkins explains why relations between the two countries are deteriorating fast.
An Australian family has to pay A$16,000 in Covid hotel quarantine fees for the children to visit.
Bill Birtles shared his experience after Chinese authorities banned him from leaving the country.
The disappearance of high-profile presenter Cheng Lei has shocked her family and strained relations.
Why leg-spinner Adam Zampa's eclectic interests mean he only has room for "three T-shirts and two pairs of pants" in his suitcase.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed the controversial decision to cut its coronavirus welfare payments next week, saying he expects “hundreds of thousands” of jobs to return before Christmas.
Victoria has recorded 14 new coronavirus cases – its lowest tally for three months – as five more people died from the virus.
An elderly woman has been reunited with her husband after spending three nights lost in dense scrub on Fraser Island.
The Queensland Government’s decision to reopen the state’s border to the ACT will be a huge fillip for the LNP with Prime Minister Scott Morrison now able to go on the hustings at the state election, says a senior political commentator.
Authorities are calling on patrons to dob in restaurants flouting COVID-19 safety protocols after 23 Sydney venues were issued heavy fines.
A man in his early 70s has died in a Sydney Hospital due to COVID-19 as authorities scramble to contain the potential spread of the virus by a western Sydney cabbie who drove for nine days while possibly infectious.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will not “cop” any negativity about the Gold Coast film industry, which is creating local jobs, as the state recorded two new cases of COVID-19 overnight.
Anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne have gathered to belt out John Farnham’s classic You’re The Voice outside a Coles in the city’s southeast, claiming the stunt as a “victory” against Victoria Police.
Severe thunderstorms with the possibility of wind gusts in excess of 90km/h and large hail have been forecast for south-western Queensland and central NSW.
A man has died after being shot multiple times by police on an island in Queensland’s southeast.