Calls to boost the number of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates are based largely on "hope and hype" and could leave many graduates jobless, according to a new report.
Josh Gordon, Benjamin Preiss Victoria has reached a landmark agreement with Canberra to permanently fund the national disability insurance scheme, quashing lingering doubts it could be delayed by the cash-strapped Abbott government to help repair the budget.
Dan Proudman Two bodies have been found washed up on Stockton Beach near Newcastle and are believed to be those of two missing sailors.
Rachel Olding Bondi socialite and fashion entrepreneur George Gerges makes no secret of his lavish lifestyle.
Rachel Olding The Bondi model accused of running a sophisticated cocaine ring.
Mark Kenny, chief political correspondent The New York Times has urged European leaders not to adopt the heartless Australian model of denying asylum seekers exercising the maritime option in their bid to escape war and seek a better, safer life.
Jacob Saulwick A new 30,000 seat stadium will be built at Parramatta, part of an investment in new and old stadiums in Sydney worth more than $1 billion.
Heath Aston, political correspondent The 550-page Harper review of competition laws, which Labor claims has been "punted off into the never never" due to divisions in the Abbott cabinet, cost $3 million in salaries and travel costs alone for the expert panel and 16 bureaucrats supporting them.
Liam Mannix The newspaper mogul tweets that Tony Abbott is still by 'far the best alternative' for a 'beautiful country ... with large problems'.
James Robertson, Leesha McKenny A man has been attacked by a shark at a beach on Hallidays Point, north of Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast.