If the China-Australia free trade agreement proceeds without labour market protections, the Turnbull government will "effectively surrender autonomy over its migration laws" and invite a wave of Chinese workers into Australia, driving down local wages and conditions, a new report has found.
Bridie Smith Science Editor As rats go, this one is pretty cute. And until Tuesday, the world was oblivious to its existence.
Rachel Browne Frogs face "mass extinction" in the next century, according to research by Macquarie University expert Dr John Alroy.
Anna Patty A growing skills shortage is threatening to cripple economic growth in Western Sydney leaving seven out of 10 businesses without the qualified workers they need at the same time the region experiences booming population growth, a new audit has found.
Kate Aubusson Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has fired back at his detractors in a bizarre stage-managed interview complete with speaking lectern and dutiful wife standing by his side.
Daniel Flitton The army will spend $1.3 billion on a new, Victorian-built armoured four-wheel-drive designed to withstand the blast of a roadside bomb.
Ava Benny-Morrison The teenage gunman who executed a NSW Police Force employee has been lauded as a "hero of the Islamic people" on a tribute page set up on social media.
Nicole Hasham The Nauruan government intends to process the refugee claims of 600 asylum seekers within a week, saying it has flung open the doors of the controversial camp and the era of detention "has ended".
Kate Aubusson The health district that oversees the Broken Hill Base Hospital has defended its handling of bullying and harassment claims made by healthcare workers against management, blaming a recent "culture change" for "disrupting" staff.
Ava Benny-Morrison and Michael Bachelard Police visited the western Sydney mosque where teen gunman Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar prayed several months before the radicalised school boy shot dead a NSW police employee.