ABC News : Australia (57)

How to teach your kids to think more critically about money

Good financial decision-making is about more than avoiding debt or having a budget — it's about critically analysing your options.

Big pharma's cash splash on nurses, dietitians for services

Nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health workers are getting millions of dollars in payments from big pharmaceutical companies for their services, new figures reveal.

'There's that word we don't like': A conversation about fear, ignorance and Islam in Australia

Kerrie and Mobinah have very different views on Islam in Australia. What happens when they sit down for a frank conversation?

Szubanski challenges Archbishop in Q&A same-sex marriage episode

In a Q&A episode dedicated to the debate on same-sex marriage, actress and advocate Magda Szubanski challenges Sydney Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies over the influence she believes churches hold in the civil domain regarding marriage.

Surge in citizenship applications as Senate blocks proposed overhaul

Applications for Australian citizenship spiked after the Government's proposed changes were blocked in the Senate, the Department of Immigration reveals.

Rival backs Horn over Pacquiao upset

Even Jeff Horn's next opponent — hard-hitting Briton Gary Corcoran — says the Australian boxer did enough to beat Filipino great Manny Pacquiao and claim the WBO welterweight belt.

No campaign ad given MA rating for referencing 'sexual activities'

The latest television advertisement for the No campaign against same-sex marriage will only air after 8:30pm "because of references to sexual activities".

Australian nurse describes Rohingya refugee crisis as worst she's seen

Australia pledges a further $10 million in aid for Rohingya refugees, but a humanitarian worker says it's impossible to calculate what may ultimately be needed.

Besart Berisha to face disciplinary hearing over unsporting conduct charge

Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha is in trouble again, after an incident where he pushed the fourth official in a game against Adelaide United.

Buyers of environmentally friendly vehicles being 'ripped off'

Australian car consumers are provided with poor information when it comes to buying environmentally friendly vehicles, "real-world" testing from the AAA reveals.

'It's hit home': Search for bodies of missing fishermen continues

Queensland police shift the focus of the search for four men missing after their fishing trawler sank off the central Queensland coast, moving further along the coastline and using sonar equipment.

AEC accuses activist group GetUp of benefiting Labor, Greens

One of Australia's most powerful activist groups is gearing up for a fight against the Australian Electoral Commission, saying it is prepared to risk criminal prosecution.

The case for an east coast gas reservation policy

When it comes to gas policy, regulation is needed to save us from ourselves. Think about that the next time you check that outrageous gas bill stuck to the fridge, writes Ian Verrender.

NBN trials cheaper technology to reduce digital divide

The National Broadband Network Company is trialling cheaper and less intrusive technology to take fibre to the driveway of homes, in a bid to divert criticism the mixed rollout is creating a digital divide in Australia.

Marquez claims brilliant Australian MotoGP win

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez moved closer to claiming the MotoGP world title with a stunning win at the Australian grand prix at Phillip Island.

Airport security ramped up with random explosives tests

Airport engineers and baggage handlers who work in secure areas at major airports will face random explosives tests in new measures designed to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks.

McLaughlin wins on the Gold Coast as Whincup takes Supercars championship lead

Ford's Scott McLaughlin wins a tight race two at the Gold Coast 600, but second-placed Jamie Whincup takes the Supercars championship lead.

Calls to save TAFE as sector reaches 'tipping point'

With warnings the vocational training sector is on the brink of collapse, experts are calling on the Federal Government to start reinvesting in TAFE as a key anchor institution of communities and regions.

WA breezes to one-day cup final win

Captain Mitch Marsh and Cameron Bancroft combine for a 126-run partnership to guide Western Australia to a one-day cup final win over South Australia.

Mostert rules Supercars in the wet at Surfers

Ford's Chaz Mostert moves firmly into championship contention after victory at a sodden Surfers Paradise in the Supercars race.

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies break two-year hoodoo with win over All Blacks

The Wallabies get it done, beating the All Blacks 23-18 for their first win over their rivals since August 2015.

Bledisloe Cup live: Wallabies front up to mighty All Blacks in Brisbane

It's another chapter in the fiercest rivalry in trans-Tasman sport as the Wallabies face off against the All Blacks in a Lang Park Bledisloe Cup showdown. Follow all the action in our live ScoreCentre.

Marquez leaves it late to claim Australian MotoGP pole at Phillip Island

Championship leader Marc Marquez claims pole position for the Australian MotoGP, with local hope Jack Miller to start from fifth.

Geoff Lemon: Healy promises 'to bring the bitch back' to Women's Ashes

Warm English smiles, cold Australian shoulders, and a sodden Brisbane landscape are the three factors the day before the Women's Ashes begins at Allan Border Field on Sunday.

How I was nearly scammed into buying a fake puppy

The online ad looked trustworthy enough — a cute puppy needed a new home because its owners were moving. But when Stephanie Anderson contacted the advertiser, something didn't feel right.

'Deliver your baby, take appendix out': Government's plan to alleviate doctor drought

The Federal Government appoints Professor Paul Worley to be the National Rural Health Commissioner to lead the push to improve rural health services with a return to the "old-fashioned general practitioner".

'It was a maelstrom': Trading floor 'chalkies' remember the chaos of the 1987 crash

The morning of Tuesday October 20, 1987 started out like any other for Paddy Hore and James Sherrard. Little did they know they were about to have front row seats to a global meltdown.

Reds and Victory share the spoils in Adelaide

Adelaide United are held to 2-2 draw at home by Melbourne Victory despite a Vince Lia double.

Who are the big chances for the Caulfield Cup?

It's time for the first leg in the traditional "two Cups and a Plate" — but who are the main chances in Saturday's Caulfield Cup?

CBA bosses grilled over executive bonuses at parliamentary banking inquiry

CBA bosses are asked why the bank's board signed off on big executive bonuses while knowing the it was potentially exposed to billions of dollars in fines from money laundering.

A-League live: Adelaide United take on the Victory

The winless Melbourne Victory take on fourth-placed Adelaide United in Reds territory. Follow all the action in our live A-League ScoreCentre.

Australian teacher shot dead in Nairobi

Witnesses say Gabrielle Maina was attacked by armed men while she walked along a road in a suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Ms Maina, from NSW, had been in Kenya since September 2015.

North Korea writes letter to Parliament urging Australia to dump Trump

The letter, also sent to other parliaments around the world, describes North Korea as a fully fledged nuclear power and says the globe is facing the threat of a "horrible nuclear disaster".

One teen's mission to fix the family violence system

When Annika McCaffrey was caught up in family violence, the people she turned to reported her complaint to her family. Now, she's working to improve things for others.

'Rubbish': Bishop denies she damaged Australia's relationship with New Zealand

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop rejects suggestions she trashed the trans-Tasman relationship when she launched a scathing attack on the New Zealand Labour Party earlier this year, saying the allegations are "rubbish".

Incoming NZ PM owes a debt to her kingmaker, and he won't let her forget it

In just three months, Jacinda Ardern has taken NZ Labour from an unwinnable election position to the throne of government, in the process, becoming the country's youngest prime minister since the 1800s. But for that, she owes a great debt to kingmaker Winston Peters, writes Dominique Schwartz.

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ's new PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop faces an awkward discussion with New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern, after suggesting two months ago it could be difficult to trust some members of her party.

Year of #CensusFail: $24m blow-out, bad media and hundreds of injuries

The full impact of Census 2016 has been revealed in today's annual report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, including a $24 million budget blow-out.

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ's new PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop faces an awkward discussion with New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern, after suggesting two months ago it could be difficult to trust her party.

Gary Ablett's football journey comes full circle to Geelong

Arguably the player of his generation, Gary Ablett has thrilled crowds for 16 seasons — now his career has come full circle, allowing him to return to Kardinia Park and the Cats.

Uni students look set to avoid higher fees next year

The plan to increase course fees and make university students pay back their loans sooner appears doomed to fail, with the Nick Xenophon Team wanting a comprehensive review of higher education first.

Navy's new stealth submarines might not be so stealthy after all

A top executive at the company building the Navy's new vessels is refusing to confirm whether cutting-edge, ultra-quiet propulsion technology will be used as planned.

Australian Simmons jokes mentor LeBron is now the enemy ahead of NBA debut

One of basketball's hottest prospects is an Australian youngster and he is about to make his long-awaited NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Washington Wizards.

Guaranteed super? Not if you're a worker in the 'gig economy'

With more Australian workers joining the gig economy, questions about how these workers will fare in their retirement are becoming more pressing.

NDIS will be rolled out late and may have staffing issues, report predicts

The rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, the biggest ever review of the scheme predicts.

Compulsory jail terms for child sex offenders could have 'unintended consequences': Labor

Labor says it will vote against mandatory sentencing for child sex offenders, saying the measure "will not make Australian children safer". But the Government has accused the Opposition of moving to "allow more paedophiles into the community".

No answers yet for two-thirds of the economy not covered by latest energy plan

Farmers, builders and the trucking industry might be forced to do extra work to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of the way the National Energy Guarantee is designed.

Image of dehorned black rhino takes out prestigious photography award

Two Australians are among the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, a London showcase of the most awe-inspiring and masterfully captured photos of nature from around the world.

The Preatures singer Isabella Manfredi opens up about sexual harassment

A "touchy-feely" booking agent and the label head who lashed out when she rejected his advances are just two experiences the singer is sharing as part of the #MeToo campaign to help the next generation of women in the music industry.

Hope fades for six trawler crewmen missing off central Queensland

The captain of a sea cucumber trawler that sank off the central Queensland coast is among six men still missing, with an air-and-sea search resuming today in choppy conditions.