Australians should know who will be governing the country by this time next week, Treasurer Wayne Swan says.
Jacob Saulwick THE Gillard government has ruled out offering the Greens a cabinet position, as sensitive negotiations with independents drag on for another week.
Chalpat Sonti The fierce battle for one of Australia's most marginal electorates has taken a sinister turn, with online threats against one candidate posted after his rival had his car burgled.
Tony Moore Queenslander Wayne Swan believes Australian voters have moved on since his former Nambour State High schoolmate Kevin Rudd was dumped as prime minister.
Jacob Saulwick NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT LABOR would not move on any further recommendations in the Henry tax review without first putting them to voters at the next election, probably in 2013, the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, said.
Katharine Murphy Wayne Swan has declared emphatically he does not want to lead the Labor Party - not if Labor wins on August 21, and not if they lose either.
Jessica Wright IT'S the economy, stupid. Bill Clinton coined it. Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan embraced it.
Yuko Narushima STEVE FIELDING says he could be convinced to support the revised mining tax but would not be bullied into rushing it through to please the Treasurer.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey are to follow their leaders in a head-to-head debate.
Michelle Grattan Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan has conceded Labor is powerless to stop damaging internal leaks, as the party struggles to regain control of the agenda.
Michelle Grattan Australians would pay 50c extra on every $100 grocery bill under Tony Abbott's tax hit on companies, the government claims.
Katharine Murphy Wayne Swan says the tax summit pushed by the independents may discuss his mining tax legislation after Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott insisted the issue get a public airing.
Mathew Murphy and Peter Ker The Gillard Government will be forced to fight three multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns against its proposed mining tax.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan wants Labor's mining tax legislation drafted as quickly as possible, rather than delay it until the second half of 2011 when a more compliant Senate is in place.
Treasurer Wayne Swan has tried to turn the tables on the Opposition on taxes, saying Tony Abbott has admitted he will increase the cost of living.
Opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey says his counterpart, Treasurer Wayne Swan, is too much of a ‘‘coward’’ to debate him during the election campaign.
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...
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.
Jacob Saulwick NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT A TAX summit scheduled for the middle of next year will consider the list of Henry review options the government did not rule in or out, including an overhaul of the family and welfare payments...
Mark Metherell HOW Julia Gillard secured power may provide the best pointer to the way Australia's first woman prime minister