In early 2010, a customs official trying to cheer himself up at work entered an external competition to find the ''worst job in Australia''. Unwisely, he attached a photo of himself in customs uniform.
Australia is wasting more than a billion dollars a year by paying up to 64 times too much for some prescription drugs, a former top federal health bureaucrat says.
Loredana Alessio-Mulhall is not ready to die. But NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann wants to help her when she is.
The senior official running Customs' biggest procurement, a $350 million purchase of eight patrol boats, leaked government-in-confidence information to a shipbuilder interested in bidding on the project.
Getting too attached to a chook is risky. That's one of the lessons learnt by students at Muirfield High School in Sydney's north-west who for the first time are entering the Royal Easter Show's egg-laying and chicken-meat competitions for schools. Of the eight egg-laying pullets they received in November as eight-week-old chicks, only five remain: Comet, Cupid, Blixen, Prancer and Rudolph.
Julia Gillard is steeled to fight Tony Abbott, not one of her colleagues.
Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald's political cartoonist, sketches the political unreality.
Dressed in cowboy boots, shorts and a midriff top, Katrina Byrnes stands next to a dead kangaroo she has just shot. Her arm and leg are smeared with blood, while an ammunition belt lies on a log behind her kill.
Morbidly obese kindergarten children and year 6 pupils weighing 100 kilograms are evidence of a health crisis needing a multimillion-dollar intervention to fix, former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella says.
Archibald Prize winner John Olsen is among 24 artists, academics and gallery owners who have signed a letter protesting against the treatment of the director of the National Art School, Professor Anita Taylor.
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