Dan Harrison and Heath Gilmore THE Coalition has angered university leaders, principals and teacher unions by announcing plans to cut a further $1.
Tom Arup THE Greens have promised to negotiate amendments to the government's mining profits tax to raise an extra $2 billion as their first act of a new parliament.
Jennie Curtin THREE years ago, she was hailed as a Labor hero for unseating John Howard. Yesterday, she was just another candidate, pressing the flesh, posing for happy snaps, even signing a pledge to support...
Kirsty Needham PARENTS would be helped to make the choice to send disabled children to private schools under a Coalition plan for a $20,000 education card that follows each student, bypassing state education...
Dan Harrison Federal government figures back independent MP Rob Oakeshott's claims of a 'crisis' in education in regional Australia.
Steven Schwartz KEIR Hardie, the first leader of the British Labour Party, was preparing for the 1913 election when he received some campaign advice from the famous suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
Jewel Topsfield Janet Coard will hold off on buying her son a musical instrument until August 21.
A re-elected Labor government will introduce a new national trade cadetships program, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced.
Dan Harrison Teacher unions say new national standards for the profession must be matched by a commitment to pay the best people more.
Kirsty Needham THE indigenous leader Noel Pearson's last-minute intervention with Rob Oakeshott has backfired for the Liberal Party.
AUSTRALIA is set to go to a referendum before the next election on the constitutional recognition of its first peoples.
Mark Metherell HOW Julia Gillard secured power may provide the best pointer to the way Australia's first woman prime minister
A regional package and broadband got Labor over the line, writes Lenore Taylor.
Jacob Saulwick NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT JULIA GILLARD'S $10 billion boost for the regions, put together to win the support of the rural independents, includes a mix of new money, repackaged promises and local handouts.
Phillip Coorey CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT JULIA GILLARD has promised to heed the lesson handed to Labor at the election and govern with a new style of openness after her nerve-racking wait ended and she scraped back into power by the...
Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard has clinched a historic election win, but now faces the daunting challenge of running Australia with a razor-thin parliamentary majority.
Yuko Narushima and Kirsty Needham Australia is to have a referendum on the constitutional recognition of its first peoples before the next election.
Kirsty Needham Deposed prime minister Kevin Rudd is on a promise of a cabinet position in a re-elected Labor government after being snubbed in the aftermath of the June leadership spill.
Dan Oakes Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor managed to wangle up to $4 billion in extra funding for rural and regional Australia from Julia Gillard in exchange for their support.
Peter Hartcher Julia Gillard will lead the new minority government not because she is in the stronger position but because at least one independent thinks she is in the weaker.