Tom Arup The new Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet, has left room to alter the government's shelved emissions trading scheme as he prepares to rebuild a political path to a carbon price.
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.
Michelle Grattan and Katharine Murphy Julia Gillard is expected to bring Greg Combet into cabinet to be climate minister, as Labor tries to rebuild credibility on the issue.
Staff reporter It was perhaps an inevitable pairing - the longest-serving Liberal MP, with the youngest.
Tom Arup ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT AUSTRALIANS will have to wait another month to see the key details of long-awaited plans to save the Murray-Darling Basin.
Carol Nader Tony Abbott has accused the Greens of 'consummating' an arranged deal with Labor, and criticised Greens Leader Bob Brown for not engaging in serious negotiations with the Coalition.
Independent MP Bob Katter, who says he is a "hair's breadth" away from making a decision on who to support to form government, has dismissed as "lightweight" the positions held by...
Lobbyists are gaining in force - now more than ever, writes Mark Davis.
Phillip Coorey The NSW Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan has been outed: he was the mystery politician who rang the independent MP Rob Oakeshott and claimed to be ''the devil''.
Farrah Tomazin When Julia Gillard called the election six weeks ago, Alexander Eastwood was exactly the kind of voter Labor wanted to attract.
Sean Nicholls and Dan Oakes The depiction of NSW politics as a ''disease'' by the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, has drawn a sharp response from Kristina Keneally, who shot back that Labor lost far fewer seats in NSW than in...
Phillip Coorey and Dylan Welch BACKBITING has begun in the NSW Liberal and National parties over the failure to transform the strong anti-Labor swing in the state into captured seats.
Dylan Welch A brawl has broken out in the Coalition, with maverick Liberal Alby Schultz calling senior Nationals stupid for arguing with independents on election night.
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has raised the idea of a mix-and-match government, where former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd could serve as foreign minister under the Coalition leadership of Tony...
Jacob Saulwick In the end, Labor held back the tide in Sydney and that may end up saving its government. But massive swings against the party across much of the city have made a host of once-safe seats marginal.
Kirsty Needham MALCOLM TURNBULL has praised a ''remarkable campaign'' by Tony Abbott, the man who deposed him as Liberal Party leader.
Dylan Welch A trio of east coast independents will be catapulted to centre stage if the federal election comes down to the wire for the major parties.
Kirsty Needham Malcolm Turnbull strode with wife Lucy past yachts on a glistening Sydney Harbour to vote in the nation's best-heeled electorate.
Tom Arup and Ben Cubby THE Coalition has promised a $400,000 grant to a conservation group in the electorate of the opposition environment spokesman, Greg Hunt.