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.
Michelle Grattan and Katharine Murphy Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has clinched the consolation prize with Julia Gillard making him Foreign Minister in the reshuffle she is set to announce today.
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.
Federal independent MP Rob Oakeshott has rejected an offer to be a minister in a Labor minority government.
Federal Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has rejected an offer to be a minister in a Labor minority government.
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.
Clancy Yeates FINANCIAL markets have greeted the minority government led by Julia Gillard with scepticism, sending the Australian dollar lower amid fears for the stability of an alliance of Labor, Greens and...
Andrew Darby and Mark Metherell Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie has defended his decision to back Labor in the face of critics who say he lost a chance to secure $1 billion for his electorate.
Mark Metherell Throwing open $1.8 billion for hospital spending is expected to unleash a chorus of demands for money from struggling hospitals around Australia.
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.
Anna Patty EDUCATION EDITOR THE new national school curriculum could be delayed under a Coalition government, which would review it and address ideological concerns it has about some history topics.
Jo Chandler Bob Katter seems destined to reshape the political landscape. Jo Chandler visited his home turf to discover what shapes the man.
Jo Chandler BOB KATTER, independent Member for Kennedy, is a character so far removed from city culture and orthodoxy that he might have formed on another planet.
Tom Arup THE left-leaning advocacy group GetUp! would welcome limits on its ability to raise money from unions and other groups as part of a reform package for political donations being negotiated between the...
Jacob Saulwick NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT IF WE have to go through all this again, and another election is called in the next couple of months, Australians can expect the second federal election campaign of 2010 to be even more muted than...
Michelle Grattan Tony Abbott, a renowned parliamentary head kicker, has promised a 'kinder, gentler polity' if he becomes prime minister.
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...
Ari Sharp The wheels of government are continuing to turn despite the paralysis that has afflicted Parliament, though some are quietly growing impatient.
Ari Sharp THE prolonged caretaker period has delayed decisions on matters as diverse as the new Murray-Darling water plan, the anti-siphoning list for sport broadcasting and the awarding of contracts by the...