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Jonathan Swan is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the Canberra bureau, Parliament House.
Jonathan Swan Government anger over Labor Senator Stephen Conroy's attack on the three-star general in charge of Operation Sovereign Borders has erupted in Parliament, resulting in a furious debate and claims...
Jonathan Swan The Abbott government has announced drought-stricken farmers will have access to about $320 million in cheap loans and other federal government assistance.
Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage is back on the political agenda in Canberra, with Labor's federal party room endorsing Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek's proposal to bring a new bill to Parliament.
Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott has flagged a reduction in the rate of spending growth in health and education, but insists he will keep his election promise of no cuts in those areas.
David Wroe, Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott has defended Immigration Minister Scott Morrison against calls for him to be sacked, saying the Australian people would not want a ''wimp'' defending their borders.
David Wroe, Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott has defended his Immigration Minister Scott Morrison against calls for the minister to be sacked, saying the Australian people would not want a 'wimp' defending their borders.
James Robertson, Jonathan Swan, Bianca Hall Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says he was told during the day on Saturday that he had misinformed the public about violence that occurred inside the Manus Island detention centre.
Jonathan Swan, James Robertson, Bianca Hall Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's bungled information about the death and violence on Manus Island, adding that there was "very little damage" to the...
Jonathan Swan The Australian Federal Police says it has not found any conduct by former Coalition MP Alex Somlyay related to the employment of his wife that "would constitute a criminal offence".
Finance Department failed to rule on Tony Abbott's taxpayer-funded travel to wedding of Sophie Mirabella
Jonathan Swan The Finance Department has claimed it is ''not possible to determine'' whether Tony Abbott's travel to the wedding of then parliamentary colleague Sophie Mirabella was correctly charged to the...
Mark Kenny and Jonathan Swan A statewide byelection in Western Australia looms as a referendum on the Abbott government's first six months, with Labor set to hammer growing fears of changes to Medicare and the introduction of a...
Emails show Finance Department failed to rule on Tony Abbott's taxpayer-funded travel to Sophie Mirabella's 2006 wedding
Jonathan Swan The Finance Department claimed it was "not possible to determine" whether Tony Abbott's taxpayer-funded travel to the wedding of then parliamentary colleague Sophie Mirabella qualified as "official...
Jonathan Swan West Australian voters are set to return to the polls, after the High Court ruled the September 7 election result for the Senate to be "absolutely void".
Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott says he will not be deterred or succumb to ''moral blackmail'' when it comes to running a ''firm'' detention centre on Manus Island.
Peter Wilson, Jonathan Swan Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged the Abbott government not to abandon Australia's role as what she calls "a pioneer" in the debate on climate change.
Peter Wilson and Jonathan Swan Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged the Abbott government not to abandon Australia's role as what she calls 'a pioneer' in the debate on climate change.
Jonathan Swan Prime Minister Tony Abbott has indicated to Qantas that it cannot expect cash handouts of any kind, saying there would be "no free ride on the taxpayer" for the struggling airline.
James Massola, Peter Hartcher, Jonathan Swan Treasurer Joe Hockey has signalled the federal government is ready to throw a lifeline to Qantas in the form of a debt guarantee.
Jonathan Swan An Abbott government MP has warned his economically conservative colleagues, including Treasurer Joe Hockey, against being too eager to sell Australian government-owned assets to fix the budget.
Corporal Cameron Baird, who died in Afghanistan, becomes 100th Australian to be awarded Victoria Cross
Jonathan Swan The late Corporal Cameron Baird, who died in Afghanistan, has become the 100th Australian to be awarded a Victoria Cross.