When Thomas D'Souza enrolled in Victoria University's Bachelors of Engineering Building Surveying course in 2002, he had hoped to be walking out with a qualification allowing him to practise as an engineer in Australia.
Chris Johnston On the same day that Sydney woman Sangeeta Guru won more than $90,000 in court after slipping on a grape and hurting herself in a Coles supermarket, a Melbourne man has made an almost identical claim.
Michael Koziol Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned the United States and Russia must urgently broker a peace deal to stop the bloodletting in Syria following "appalling" reports of mass atrocities in Aleppo.
Michael Koziol LISTEN: Leanne doesn't have a last name - or a return number - but she does have a tough message for the PM.
David Wroe The US will begin flying its deadliest fighter plane, the F-22 Raptor, out of northern Australia next year, the most senior American commander in the Pacific has revealed.
Peter Martin, Matthew Knott Consumer confidence has dived to its lowest level since April in a "jolt to stability and confidence", plunging into doubt retailers forecasts ten days before Christmas.
Benjamin Preiss, Adam Morton State and federal energy ministers have agreed to steps promised to stop companies price gouging on electricity bills, but been blocked from going further by the NSW and Queensland governments.
Heath Aston and David Wroe Police called in after the NSW government intervened in the growing scandal.
Amy Remeikis Pathologists say they're being driven to the wall as the Turnbull Government delays its solution to the rent wars between doctors and pathologist tenants.
Damien Murphy The harried Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children is seeking another four months to complete its report into juvenile justice in the Northern Territory.