Russell Skelton The so-called battlers of New South Wales may well determine whether Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott wins this election.
Tim Colebatch A sharp slump in revenue has left the federal budget looking at a potential shortfall of $17.5 billion, raising fears in business circles that the Gillard government will shut down a range of...
Chris Zappone Inflation rose 1.4 per cent in the third quarter but remains at levels weak enough to allow room for the RBA to cut rates again in November.
Michelle Grattan Former prime minister Kevin Rudd returns from the US and immediately turns into an irritant for Julia Gillard's campaign - without saying anything about politics.
Katherine Fenech Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott will have to work a lot harder to impress Perth grandmother Lesley Dewar and her army of 11,000 Twitter followers.
Blake Wilshaw Labor's proposed mining tax has come under fire at the Diggers and Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie.
Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard lambasts media for not exposing the up to $10.6 billion black hole that Treasury found in Tony Abbott's election costings.
Farrah Tomazin Top universities blast Julia Gillard's cabinet reshuffle, saying her decision to place higher education under the skills portfolio devalues the importance of the sector.
Tom Arup Julia Gillard may have to give up staying in her beloved brick bungalow in the Melbourne suburb of Altona because of security concerns.
Josh Gordon Ministerial reshuffles are a bit like wedding seating plans. You only need to shift one person to a different table and it can upset a delicate balance.
Melissa Fyfe It was 90 seconds before emotion got the better of John Madigan. Mid-speech he broke down, overwhelmed by his improbable victory.
Josh Gordon JULIA Gillard has moved to stamp her authority on the Labor Party with an overhaul of her frontbench that will place Penny Wong in charge of the nation's finances and Peter Garrett in charge of...
The PM's new cabinet.
Josh Gordon JULIA GILLARD has moved to stamp her authority on the Labor Party with an overhaul of her frontbench that will put Penny Wong in charge of the nation's finances and Peter Garrett in charge of schools.
The AEC revealed yesterday it had excluded another 854 votes from being counted in the central Queensland seat of Flynn because of undisclosed errors.
Katharine Murphy It was a defeat, but these are unusual times, so it was accompanied by a modest victory dance.
Michelle Grattan The tax issue is the nettle bush of politics. Unless handled with care, it stings painfully. Ask Kevin Rudd.
Michael Gordon She faces a fractious party, demanding independents and an emboldened opposition. Can Julia Gillard forge a new way of governing?
Jacob Saulwick KEVIN RUDD will be named foreign affairs minister when Julia Gillard announces her new ministry today, a day after the independent MP, Robert Oakeshott, spurned the offer of a cabinet position.
Andrew Stevenson and Mark Davis IS THERE a bigger rat in the house than Mal Colston? That's the question set to bedevil Julia Gillard's nights and tantalise an ascendant opposition for the next three years.