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Jonathan Swan is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the Canberra bureau, Parliament House.
Jonathan Swan, Lisa Cox Russia’s ban on Australian beef imports because of growth hormones does not “ring true”, according to Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Peter Hartcher, Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott announced last week that Quentin Bryce had been made a dame and Peter Cosgrove a knight. But had they really?
Jonathan Swan Mining magnate and MP Clive Palmer is trying to "buy seats" in federal Parliament and West Australians are not dumb enough to fall for it, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Jonathan Swan Clive Palmer claims his company Queensland Nickel has now paid its outstanding carbon tax bill, after reports suggesting looming multimillion-dollar debts.
James Massola, Jonathan Swan and Steve Lillebuem Indigenous leader Tom Calma has condemned George Brandis' proposed changes to race-hate laws, saying they would be a major setback to reconciliation.
James Massola, Jonathan Swan Indigenous leader Tom Calma has skewered Attorney-General George Brandis' proposed changes to race-hate laws, making for an awkward Monday as the two men will share the stage at a reconciliation...
Matthew Knott, Jonathan Swan When Tony Abbott anointed Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker last year she received a surprising phone call. Peter Slipper, who abandoned the Liberal Party to become Speaker, was offering to give her private...
Jonathan Swan Labor has attempted to pass a motion of no confidence in the Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop.
Jonathan Swan Among the most vehement critics of Tony Abbott's knights and dames has been Labor's senior silk, Mark Dreyfus, QC.
Jonathan Swan Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has announced that the federal government will proceed with the sale of Medibank Private.
'We will never, never compromise on Medicare': Opposition Leader Bill Shorten tells National Press Club
Jonathan Swan Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has flatly ruled out compromising with Tony Abbott on Medicare reform.
Heath Aston, Jonathan Swan Labor will launch a blitz on Liberal-held marginal seats to warn migrant communities about the Abbott government's plans to water down race hate protections.
James Massola, Jonathan Swan Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a storm of protest from religious and ethnic groups, human rights organisations and sections of his own backbench over sweeping changes to race-hate laws which...
James Massola and Jonathan Swan Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a storm of protest from religious and ethnic groups, human rights organisations and sections of his own backbench over sweeping changes to race hate laws that...
Jonathan Swan, James Massola Conservative columnist Andrew Bolt has endorsed the Abbott government's sweeping changes to race hate laws but Liberal MPs have already flagged concerns about exemptions in the proposed laws that...
Jonathan Swan Abbott government ministers are jostling for royal affections ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's April visit to Australia.
Tony Abbott sidesteps questions on whether Bill Heffernan warned him about Arthur Sinodinos' work with Australian Water Holdings
Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott has refused to say whether he was warned about Arthur Sinodinos' dealings with a company linked to crooked former powerbroker Eddie Obeid before Senator Sinodinos was appointed to the...
Dan Harrison, Jonathan Swan Attorney-General George Brandis has defended the right of Australians to be ''bigots''.
Kate McClymont, Jonathan Swan and Michaela Whitbourn How did squeaky clean Liberal icon Arthus Sinodinos get messed up with the now notorious Eddie Obeid in the NSW corruption inquiry?
Jonathan Swan and Lisa Cox Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos has stood down from the frontbench after political pressure over business dealings that are before a NSW anti-corruption inquiry.