"I doubt any would be able to hold a basic conversation in Indonesian," Professor David Hill from ACICIS tells Fairfax Media. Some are learning. Recently Chris Bowen, Labor's Treasury spokesman and potential leader, began Bahasa Indonesia language studies, his NSW colleague Stephen Jones, the Member for Throsby, has also taken up lessons. But the minute proportion of potential Bahasa Indonesia speakers in federal parliament is reflected in the broader community.
David Wroe A notorious group of rape cases at the Australian Defence Force Academy will remain unresolved after the government's defence abuse taskforce announced neither a Royal Commission nor an Australian Crime Commission probe will go ahead.
Rachel Browne A week after stealing the show at his sister's lavish wedding ceremony, Salim Mehajer may be planning a change of scenery
Rachel Browne and Harriet Alexander NSW Health Minister is under renewed pressure to resign after the revelation of another hospital error.
Anna Patty, Workplace Editor Ricci Bartels spent 26 years helping other people find a job before she joined the unemployment queue five years ago.
Kieran Gair A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly tailgating one of the state's top cops in Lake Macquarie.
Timna Jacks, Education Reporter It took enormous strength for a 12-year-old to fight for her yiayia's right to die.
Damien Murphy Two young women hidden in bushes beside the Lane Cove River witnessed Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler die, according to new book.
Kieran Gair Police are investigating after a man in his 20s was found dead on the state's mid-north coast.
Nicole Hasham The contractor responsible for the health of asylum seekers has been slugged more than $300,000 for problems relating to treatment of tuberculosis and other serious diseases in onshore detention, raising grave questions over the quality of care delivered to vulnerable people behind the wire.
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