While the federal education minister calls for a 'back to basics' approach, an economics professor and a former NSW education minister argue our children need higher-order skills.
Detective Appleby, who is the AFP’s senior liaison officer in Hong Kong, stressed that though it was his informed belief that as many as 26 of the 30 crew were executed, it was not a confirmed fact.
The current tick-box 10-session system is about as useful as a band-aid to a broken leg.
Whakaari/White Island is right up there for an exhilarating travel experience - the kind we commonly take risks for.
It was rich-lister Ian Malouf who parked his yacht between Symond’s Point Piper digs and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday night.
It is in the two prime ministers' one similarity – the tragedies and hardship – where we see their greatest and most profound differences. The last few days in each country says it all.
A new maths course is helping students who are at risk of leaving school without the numeracy skills they need for everyday life.
Education ministers have pushed ahead with an ambitious project to track every students' learning in response to Australia's declining results in international tests.
The man alleged by defecting Chinese spy Wang Liqiang to be his intelligence boss in Hong Kong has deep connections with the Communist Party's military.
When it comes to worship, it makes sense that religions can exclude people who don't share their faith, but religious organisations that employ people in public businesses such as health and aged care do not need that power.
Rosslyn Dillon's allegations of her sexual assault by a Labor politician - and of her father's request that she not go to police - should not be ...
Multiple Walkley Award winners Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters are fighting an effort by the decorated soldier to reveal the sources of war crimes allegations.
The Alice Springs Magistrates Court will on Thursday consider an application from defence lawyers to move the trial from Alice Springs to Darwin.
Sydney boys Berend and Matthew Hollander are still missing, almost 48 hours after New Zealand's White Island eruption.
Lives and homes have been lost. Public health is at risk. But Scott Morrison put religious freedom at the top of his agenda yesterday.
Altmann lifted off the roof to give Herald readers an inside view of the new Sydney Opera House.
At least three Australians are believed to be among the five confirmed dead. And at least 10 Australians were missing on Tuesday night, including the Sydney family of four.
It is as if the smoke and ash is going so deep into our lungs it is entering our bloodstream and our consciousness.