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Jonathan Swan is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the Canberra bureau, Parliament House.
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's portfolios employ more than 95 communications staff and spin doctors, costing taxpayers at least $8 million a year.
Jonathan Swan Clive Palmer insists he will hold the government's legislative agenda to ransom until he gets more staff, despite having more generous staffing allocations than the much larger Greens party.
Fergus Hunter and Jonathan Swan Scott Morrison's departments employ more than 95 communications staff and spin doctors, costing taxpayers at least $8 million a year.
Jonathan Swan Clive Palmer has warned he will hold the government's legislative agenda to ransom until he gets extra staff, despite having more allocated than the larger Greens Party.
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Taxpayers were charged $150,000 for Prince Harry's two-night visit to Australia last October, Senate documents reveal.
Jonathan Swan In its dying weeks the Rudd government forced a senior public servant to approve a controversial taxpayer-funded campaign, despite questions being raised about it breaching the caretaker conventions.
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan The Abbott government is under pressure to explain contradictory budget cuts in the same portfolios it announced eye-catching new policies.
Jonathan Swan, Jacob Saulwick Prime Minister Tony Abbott's insistence on funding only roads and not public transport will encourage state governments to prioritise highways at the expense of railways, the Commonwealth's top...
Jonathan Swan Federal Politics Bronwyn Bishop has been hosting Liberal Party fund-raisers in her Parliament House Speaker's suite, a move that has raised further questions about her role as an impartial adjudicator.
Jonathan Swan The Prime Minister's hopes for easy passage of his signature budget measures rest with a party leader he has met just once since the election - and left her completely cold.
Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott faces some torrid horse-trading to get his controversial budget through the Senate, with crossbenchers saying they want everything from a rifle range to radical tax cuts to be dealt into...
Jonathan Swan Bronwyn Bishop has been hosting Liberal Party fund-raisers in her Parliament House Speaker's suite, leading to claims her position as impartial adjudicator is ''untenable''.
Jonathan Swan Bronwyn Bishop has been hosting Liberal Party fundraisers in her Parliament House Speaker’s suite, leading to calls that her position as independent adjudicator is "untenable".
Jonathan Swan and Gareth Hutchens Former head of the Department of Finance under the Hawke and Keating governments slams Abbott government's first budget.
Jonathan Swan The Abbott government should slash the ABC, lower taxes, forget the medical research fund and stop paying millions to search for Malaysian flight MH370, says Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi.
Jonathan Swan Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion knew late last year about a potential conflict of interest that ultimately led to the resignation of one of his advisers earlier this month.
Gareth Hutchens, Jonathan Swan The largest Aboriginal medical service in the Northern Territory warns the federal government's $7 GP co-payment policy will cost it millions of dollars because it will be forced to subsidise its...
Matthew Knott and Jonathan Swan More than 1 million university students and former students will face soaring costs under a budget plan to charge interest of up to 6 per cent on the loans for their university fees.
Jonathan Swan, James Massola Former prime minister Julia Gillard personally intervened to ensure her department spent taxpayers' money to fly two mid-level union officials to G20-related meetings in Moscow.
Jonathan Swan and James Massola Julia Gillard personally intervened to ensure her department spent taxpayers' money to fly two mid-level union officials to G20-related meetings in Moscow.