Childcare workers upgrading their qualifications would have their tuition fees covered under an apprenticeship scheme.
The Abbott government wants to send some asylum seekers from Australian to Cambodia at a time the country's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen is overseeing a brutal crackdown on dissent in one south-east Asia's poorest nations.
The G20 finance ministers communique is actually weaker than the Kyoto Protocol.
Michael Short: Kaj Lofgren, welcome to The Zone. You are the director of The School of Life. It is a great name and I have loved the idea since it launched in London in 2008. Can we start, please, with an overview of The School of Life? What is it? Why did it start? What is its raison d'être?
Finance ministers and central bankers from across the world are trying to nut out a plan to raise global growth and drive job creation.
Brisbane's homeless people sleeping rough in the area affected by this year's G20 summit will be offered hotel rooms in the suburbs.
2GB radio host Ray Hadley will be off air for at least a week as he works through marital issues with his wife of 20 years, who sought an apprehended violence order application against the broadcaster and his son, only to withdraw it 24 hours later.
Political advisers dumped after Labor's two leadership shocks last year walked away with a combined $4.8 million in severance pay, new information provided by the Department of Finance shows.
In Sydney's east, there is a hidden town that boasts tapas and wine bars, late-night cafes, a supermarket, medical services, free Wi-Fi for all residents and - just like any town - a post office.
Middle America is now helping the fight for equality.