Federal government health spending will more than double in real terms over the next four decades.
Peter Martin The biggest economic challenge facing Australia in 40 years time will be a shortage of workers. The finances aren't nearly as challenging.
Matthew Knott The primary school curriculum will be trimmed down – with four subjects combined into one – and teachers will place more emphasis on phonics when teaching children how to read under a redesign of the national curriculum approved by all state governments.
Gareth Hutchens The 2015 intergenerational report has assumed that average annual labour productivity growth will be 1.5 per cent over the next four decades in Australia.
Sarah Whyte A small fleet of Vietnamese fishing boats based in Darwin are believed to be replacing the orange lifeboats to tow back asylum seeker boats that make it to Australian waters.
Judith Ireland Just over a year into her role as Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls, former senator Natasha Stott Despoja tells Judith Ireland she's enjoying discovering her inner diplomacy.
David Wroe, Su-Lin Tan The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has lodged a formal complaint at the Indonesian embassy about the "general treatment of both Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran".
Mark Kenny, James Massola Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years, with slower economic growth and a massive spike in the number of people living to 100, the latest Intergenerational Report shows.
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Some of corporate Australia's top figures, including former executives from BHP Billiton and Leighton Holdings, are set to be called to a Senate inquiry and grilled about allegations the firms bribed foreign officials.
Heath Aston "To everyone sitting in this chamber, if you think $20 a week is nothing, or just a pack of cigarettes and or a few beers, you have never lived in the real world."