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James Massola is a political correspondent in the Canberra bureau. He has worked in the federal press gallery for six years, most recently as political correspondent for The Australian Financial Review.
James Massola, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are considering all options, including the dramatic step of recalling Australia's ambassador to Indonesia.
James Massola ISIL recruits an Australian medical professional that outwardly showed no signs of supporting extremist Islamic views.
James Massola 200 Australians have been confirmed safe, but 349 have not been accounted for.
James Massola Labor Health spokeswoman Catherine King says any savings found in a review of the system should be re-invested in health care, not used to repair the budget bottom line.
James Massola Labor and the Greens have backed calls for Bali 9 pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be granted clemency, even as the condemned men confront the reality that they could...
James Massola, Matthew Knott Academic Ray Wills has compared the appointment of "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg to head up a new development think tank to putting disgraced former...
James Massola He's been called the most hated man in Australian politics, an alien from another planet, and describes himself as a "fixer".
Creation of Tony Abbott-backed Lomborg 'consensus centre' has tarnished our reputations, say academics
Lisa Cox, James Massola and Paul McGeough Academics at the University of Western Australia have demanded its hierarchy explain how "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg was appointed as an adjunct professor for a new "consensus centre",...
James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott says a deal with Turkey will make it easier for intercepted Australian foreign fighters looking to join Islamic State to be returned to home, while...
James Massola, Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office drove the push to provide government funding decision for "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg's climate think tank, not Education Minister Christopher Pyne.
James Massola Treasurer Joe Hockey is under fire from colleagues for missing a crunch, five hour meeting of the budget razor gang on Monday because of a delayed flight home to Australia from Dallas, Texas.
James Massola Labor's plan to target superannuation tax concessions for the well-off fails to take advantage of another $9 billion in savings available and falls short of making the system sustainable, according...
Medicare review: Crossbench senators say government should have been working with doctors from the start
James Massola Crossbench senators have welcomed a sweeping review of the Medicare system launched by Health Minister Sussan Ley, describing the move as "better late than never".
James Massola, Richard Willingham A new "super-faction" that unites most of the Victorian Labor Right has been formed, boosting opposition leader Bill Shorten's factional clout.
James Massola Former Liberal senator Brett Mason has been named as Australia's next ambassador to the Netherlands, just six days after resigning from the Senate.
James Massola Kevin Rudd is quietly campaigning for the post of United Nations secretary-general, according to friends, confidantes and political allies of the former prime minister.
Union official who wants to boot Martin Ferguson out of Labor Party for privatisation views says 9/11 a conspiracy
James Massola The union official who began a push to expel Labor veteran Martin Ferguson from the ALP believes the official story of how the Twin Towers in New York were brought down on September 11, 2001 is a...
James Massola A sweeping review of the Defence Department has proposed "transformational change" of the sprawling organisation, the sale of real estate including 17 major sites worth up to $1.
James Massola Labor MP Laurie Ferguson has rounded on his brother Martin for publicly supporting power privatisation in New South Wales, but he has stopped short of backing calls to expel the former minster from...
James Massola One of the largest donors to the New South Wales Labor Party, a Chinese-based property group, picked up the tab for federal Labor senator Sam Dastyari after he was sued by an advertising firm.