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Australia welcomes Qatar apology for 'illegal' searches of women at Doha airportA Qatar apology over the forced internal examinations of women, including 13 Australians, at Doha airport has been welcomed by Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
Violence and exploitation of Australians with disabilities detailed in royal commission interim reportWhile the 561-page report did not issue recommendations for policy change, it outlined the experiences of people with disability and the underlying drivers of their mistreatment.
NRL defends decision to reinstate the national anthem following an intervention from Scott MorrisonPrime Minister Scott Morrison says the overturning of the decision to scrap the national anthem is the right thing to do as the song would bring Australians together after a year of 'struggle and..
Eight in ten Australians fear climate change will cause more bushfires and want a transition away from coalDespite the coronavirus pandemic dominating 2020, a new report has found a vast majority of Australians are still concerned about climate change and fossil fuels.
The 'grossly disturbing' practice of strip-searching women at airports is far from an isolated incident, experts sayAustralians were shocked to hear more than a dozen women had been internally examined at a Qatar airport before flying to Sydney earlier this month. But experts say this practice is disturbingly common..
Marise Payne issues apology after stranded Aussies' identities were exposed in third bungleForeign Minister Marise Payne has apologised after the personal details of Australians stranded overseas was exposed for the third time in three months.
'We need a new system': Growing calls for alternatives to mandatory hotel quarantine for returning AustraliansThe federal government has increased Australia's hotel quarantine cap, but frustrated people abroad say they want better options.
Young Australians are being 'aggressively radicalised' through right-wing extremism, federal police warnThe AFP's deputy commissioner singled out young people drawn to right-wing extremism as being at risk of "aggressive" radicalisation online.
Push to expand intake of stranded Australians faces delays after National Cabinet meeting is postponedMore than 29,000 Australians have told the government they want to return home but are stuck due to the coronavirus pandemic.
'Race-baiting McCarthyism': Eric Abetz slammed for asking Chinese Australians to denounce Communist Party during diaspora inquiryThe Senator's line of questioning received fierce criticism, with the nation's Race Discrimination Commissioner saying 'no Australian should be required to prove their loyalty'.
Australian youth going hungry amid coronavirus pandemic, says Foodbank reportAlmost 35 per cent of food-insecure Australians don't know how they will cope when the COVID-19 supports such as JobSeeker and JobKeeper are withdrawn.
Youth hit hardest by COVID-19: FoodbankAlmost 35 per cent of food-insecure Australians don't know how they will cope when the COVID-19 supports such as JobSeeker and JobKeeper are withdrawn.
Narayan was one of 15, so his funeral was live-streamed to hundreds around the worldCoronavirus travel bans and restrictions on gatherings have forced many Australians to live-stream funeral services to relatives at home and around the world. For the Naidu family from Melbourne, it..
Federal budget's fast-tracked tax cuts pass parliament within daysMore than 11 million Australians will take home more of their pay after fast-tracked income tax cuts passed federal parliament on Friday.
Australians set for fast-tracked tax cutsFast-tracked income tax cuts passed federal parliament on Friday, allowing the Morrison government to lock in one of its signature budget measures.
Scott Morrison says the budget delivers for 'all Australians'. Are women being left behind?Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his budget as a response for all Australians against criticism women are set to benefit less from stimulus measures.
The 2020 Budget has been touted for young Australians, but students say one crucial thing is missingHigh-school climate activists said they're disappointed by the lack of funding for a "green recovery" from coronavirus in this week's budget.
Culturally diverse Australians living with dementia 'face extra challenges'The number of Australians living with dementia from non-English speaking backgrounds is estimated to be around one in eight - and as high as one in six in Victoria.
Young Australians win under the new JobMaker hiring scheme. But what about older workers?The government hopes its new JobMaker scheme will support almost half a million jobs.
Number of Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions doubled in wake of coronavirus pandemicThe coalition will spend more than $5.7 billion on mental health services this year as Australians grapple with the trauma of last summer’s bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic.
Medicare funded psychological services doubled for COVID-19 mental health supportThe number of Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions Australians can access per year will be doubled from 10 to 20 as the government embarks on record health spending in the wake of the coronavirus..
Watch: The federal budget speech liveTreasurer Josh Frydenberg is speaking live with the federal budget announcement at 7.30pm (AEST). With many Australians still grappling with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the budget..
'Uncertainty scares me most': Sydney teacher forced to move out of her home due to JobSeeker cutsSahra is one of millions of Australians struggling to survive on the reduced JobSeeker payment. She's anxious about what will happen next.
The government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is being extended by 10,000 placesThe federal government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme will be extended to allow another 10,000 Australians to benefit when buying a new or newly built home.
Culturally diverse Australians can now find a mental health expert who speaks their languageNew directory HeartChat.com.au is helping Australians seeking mental health support to find a professional who speaks their language or shares their culture or faith.
New Zealand travel bubble announced, potentially freeing space in hotel quarantine for stranded AustraliansThe move is expected to free up space in hotel quarantine and potentially allow more stranded Australians to come home.
Email bungle sees DFAT share email addresses of more than 2,700 Australians stranded abroadThe government department accidentally shared the private email addresses of 2,727 Australians stranded overseas on Wednesday night.
DFAT apologises for sharing 1,000 email addresses of Australians stranded abroadThe government department accidentally shared the private email addresses of some 1,000 Australians stranded overseas on Wednesday night.
The Australian community translators fighting coronavirus one word at a timeBilingual and multilingual Australians have never worked harder, after stepping up to become translators, interpreters and more during the pandemic. On International Translation Day, SBS News meets..
Three-quarters of Australians with symptoms are not getting tested for coronavirus, survey showsOnly a quarter of Australians with coronavirus symptoms are being tested, according to a Monash University survey.
Symptomatic Australians still going outOnly a quarter of Australians with coronavirus symptoms are being tested, according to a Monash University survey.
Millions of workers on JobKeeper are receiving a pay cut. Here's what you need to knowJobKeeper payments for millions of Australians are being wound back as the federal government adjusts its response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tourism groups in regional Australia welcome $50 million funding boostThe funding aims to increase the numbers of Australians travelling to regional Australia and pave the way for more international tourists when the borders re-open.
'Abandoned by the government': Emotional scenes as stranded Australians plea for more action to bring them homeThere were emotional scenes at a Senate inquiry today as Australians stuck overseas pleaded for the federal government to do more to help them return home.
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As Auslan interpreters take centre stage, more Australians than ever are learning the languageA Melbourne Auslan training program says they have seen around an 80 per cent spike in people looking to enroll in their lessons since the beginning of the year.
Australians must wait beyond October for decision on COVID-19 supplement paymentFrom next week, the coronavirus supplement payment will be reduced by $300 to $250 a fortnight.
States back Scott Morrison's plan to raise Australia's cap on international arrivalsMore Australians stranded overseas are set to return after states and territories agreed to gradually increase their hotel quarantine caps. But it will happen slower than the prime minister 'would have..
Staged rise for cap on overseas arrivalsState governments have agreed to staggered rises in the cap on international arrivals allowing more Australians to return home.
Watch: National cabinet updateThe Prime Minister Scott Morrison is speaking live shortly after a national cabinet meeting to discuss increasing the number of international arrivals. Scott Morrison has been accused of seeking to..
Greg Hunt talks of 'massive hotel capacity around the country' as national cabinet meets to consider flight boostPrime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders will meet on Friday to discuss ways to get more Australians back home from overseas.
National cabinet to consider flight boostPrime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders will meet on Friday to discuss ways to get more Australians back home from overseas.
Community services under funding pressureA new survey shows community organisations are under financial pressure just as more Australians than ever need their services.
'Plenty of commercial planes': Scott Morrison rejects calls to charter evacuation flights for stranded AustraliansPrime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected calls to charter government flights to bring Australians home from overseas in time for Christmas.