Minister for Family Affairs Sophie Karmasin (ÖVP) has said she wants to attract more men to work in kindergartens.
The animal rights organisation Four Paws (Vier Pfoten) has caught a pair of Hungarians who were attempting to sell illegal puppies via the listings website willhaben.at.
It's still undecided where in Austria next year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held - despite the director of Austria's national broadcaster, ORF, having promised an announcement by “the end of July”.
A week after the police operation to evict a group of anarchist squatters from the so-called Pizzeria Anarchia in Vienna's 2nd district some of the young anarchists have given a press conference to give their side of events.
The trial of the heads of the Neo-Nazi network "Objekt 21" has begun in Wels in Upper Austria.
Ombudsman Günther Kräuter (Social Democrats/SPÖ) has rejected recent proposals made by Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (People's Party/ÖVP) that asylum seekers could be hosted in tents if necessary.
Martin Sonneborn, founder of the German spoof political party Die Partei which recently won a seat in the European Parliament, has said he plans to set up an offshoot of his party in Austria.
Members of the anarchic collective who were evicted from the 'Pizzeria Anarchia' squat last week again disrupted traffic with an impromptu protest march on Sunday evening.
According to a report in the news daily Kronen Zeitung, a hiker from Salzburg was seriously injured after being attacked by a mountain goat.
Bike thefts are increasing in Vienna - with an average of 25 bicycles stolen every day.
The chief of the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) Christian Kern rejected recent criticism on the state-owned railway.
Austrian skydiver and daredevil Felix Baumgartner may face a fine after making an unauthorized flight over Munich airport.