Universities have called on the Abbott government to delay the start date for the deregulation of course fees, warning of "grave risks" from undue haste.
Tony Abbott seems to have a new budget sales strategy – blame the critics.
Tony Abbott enraged the states by telegraphing an $80bn cut in grants for health and education services in last week’s budget – but the economic statement also reveals taxpayers are still on the hook for a controversial and costly decision he took as health minister in 2007 to take over a small hospital in northern Tasmania.
The United States on Tuesday sanctioned 12 Russians for human rights abuses, including officials who allegedly withheld medical care from a lawyer who died in prison after exposing large-scale corruption in Russia.
Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne have cancelled a planned visit to Victoria's Deakin University on Wednesday, citing fears about their safety during the national day of student protests against higher education cuts.