Labor Health spokeswoman Catherine King says any savings found in a review of the system should be re-invested in health care, not used to repair the budget bottom line.
James Massola Labor and the Greens have backed calls for Bali 9 pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be granted clemency, even as the condemned men confront the reality that they could be killed by the Indonesian state as soon as Tuesday night.
Dan Harrison Businessman Ron Walker is thrilled that the drug he credits with saving his life could be made publicly available.
Dan Harrison From risk of fire to choking hazards, a record number of products were recalled from Australian shops last year because they were unsafe.
Dan Harrison Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty says Australia is being seen as "public enemy number one" on climate change and risks being isolated as China seeks to reduce its reliance on coal.
James Massola, Matthew Knott Academic Ray Wills has compared the appointment of "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg to head up a new development think tank to putting disgraced former premier Brian Burke in charge of economic policy.
Mark Kenny As thousands of young Australians spend millions in their pilgrimage to Anzac Cove to honour diggers who died 100 years ago, an unknown number of more recent war veterans suffers silently among us, some without even a roof over their heads. And the government cannot say where they are.
Lisa Cox Seismic testing to look for petroleum has begun in protected marine areas off the coast of Western Australia after permits were quietly granted by the Abbott government.
Fergus Hunter Peter Mullaly, 28, describes himself as the "classic example of a younger generation of veterans", struggling with the potentially debilitating effects of military service.
Bianca Hall Lawyers have won an emergency court order allowing them to access a Christmas Island compound that is home to 12 asylum seekers, who the government claims are dangerous.