Australian Super is the first major fund to make insurance an opt-in choice for young people, responding to concerns that premiums are eroding their small account balances.
Simon Birmingham responds after report recommends rollout of one-on-one interviews between child and teacher focusing on phonics and numeracy skills
Students as young as five could be tested on their literacy and numeracy as part of plan to identify struggling year 1 students, as recommended by an expert report to government.
The “light touch” check would consist of a one-on-one interview between a child and their regular teacher focusing on phonics and an as-yet undeveloped numeracy test.
Australian cricketer Bob Holland, who became his country’s third-oldest Test debutant in 1984, dies at the age of 70.
The Davis Cup tie brought a different, perhaps even unprecedented, kind of Nick Kyrgios defeat. One where there was no question about the Australian’s application and execution, writes Richard Hinds.
Monday: Rex Tillerson and HR McMaster backtrack on Donald Trump’s hostile approach. Plus: mental health advocates in despair over access to the NDIS
Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 18 September.
Week two of the AFL finals is over, with the Cats and Giants advancing to the prelims, and the Swans and Eagles planning for 2018. But who were the stars of the weekend, and who let their teams down?
Steve Darcis proves to be Australia’s Davis Cup nemesis yet again as Belgium sealed a place in November’s final against France with a 3-2 win in Brussels.
As a woman with achondroplasia or dwarfism, Debra Keenahan is used to surviving and thriving in a hostile environment. But she says what disables her is people’s attitude to dwarfism.
Is there a lot of evidence that mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients can help drug users come off welfare payments and move into jobs? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Donna Gates has received tens of thousands of dollars in donations from developers and property industry firms, and declared nearly 30 potential conflicts of interest since March 2016. Each time she’s voted in favour of the applications.