Federal government health spending will more than double in real terms over the next four decades.
Sarah Whyte A small fleet of Vietnamese fishing boats based in Darwin are believed to be replacing the orange lifeboats to tow back asylum seeker boats that make it to Australian waters.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Income tax cuts flagged for 2017 are off the table and are unlikely to be granted for another six years as federal government revenues continue to lag behind their pre-global financial crisis levels.
Heath Aston, political correspondent "To everyone sitting in this chamber, if you think $20 a week is nothing, or just a pack of cigarettes and or a few beers, you have never lived in the real world."
Andrew Darby Prime Minister Tony Abbott's controversial $16 million election sweetener for a Cadbury's expansion has collapsed.
Matthew Knott The primary school curriculum will be trimmed down – with four subjects combined into one – and teachers will place more emphasis on phonics when teaching children how to read under a redesign of the national curriculum approved by all state governments.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years, with slower economic growth and a massive spike in the number of people living to 100, the latest Intergenerational Report shows.
Gareth Hutchens Climate change is no longer a serious problem, apparently.
Judith Ireland Spending on the dole and disability support pension is on track to drop over the next 40 years, even if the government's harsh budget measures like the six-month Newstart wait for under 30s are not implemented, according to Treasury projections.
Lisa Cox It sets out the challenges Australia will face for the next 40 years, but the intergenerational report has come under scrutiny for skimming over one subject: climate change.
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