The rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, the biggest ever review of the scheme predicts.
Labor says it will vote against mandatory sentencing for child sex offenders, saying the measure "will not make Australian children safer". But the Government has accused the Opposition of moving to "allow more paedophiles into the community".
Man Booker Prize winning author Richard Flanagan is angry and mystified after Perth International Arts Festival organisers invited then disinvited him to a speaking engagement in the city this week.
Harvey Weinstein resigns from the board of The Weinstein Company amidst allegations of sexual abuse, whilst retaining ownership of almost a quarter of stock.
In the Chinese President's three-and-a-half-hour address to the nation, he promised to strengthen the military, boost prosperity and reduce disparities in wealth. But there was little detail on how he would do it, writes China correspondent Matthew Carney.
Almost 10 per cent of Amazon rainforest logging has been caused by unregulated development around mine sites, scientific research finds.