Heath Aston 8:22 PM When Joe Hockey got to his feet in Parliament on March 2 to critique Labor's $2 billion plan to reduce profit shifting by multinational companies, he had a simple and devastating message: the proposed policy would cost "jobs, jobs, jobs".
Judith Ireland 6:04 PM A coalition of corporate and women's lobby groups has applauded the Abbott government's plan to trial funding for nannies, but the childcare sector has questioned how different the new policy will be from an existing program.
Nassim Khadem 5:11 PM Rio Tinto Australia managing director Phil Edmands has hit back at claims by Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan that the miner isn't paying enough tax.
Judith Ireland, Fergus Hunter 4:13 PM UN Women has released a damning report on the progress of women worldwide.
Matthew Knott 3:35 PM Attorney-General George Brandis has urged his Indonesian counterpart not to allow Bali nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be executed before all legal hearings related to their cases have been concluded.
Stephanie Peatling 3:03 PM The sacked head of Parliament House has been accused of misleading a committee investigating her department's use of CCTV footage to spy on a public servant who was leaking material to Labor Senator John Faulkner.
Judith Ireland 12:43 PM The Abbott government will spend almost $250 million on a two year nanny trial program, providing funding to about 10,000 children.
Judith Ireland 12:09 PM Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support the reform.
James Massola 9:45 AM Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia's AAA credit rating is safe so long as the federal budget is on a credible trajectory back to surplus, pushing back against a warning the rating was "vulnerable" from financial system inquiry chairman David Murray.
James Massola, David Wroe 8:12 AM Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are considering all options, including the dramatic step of recalling Australia's ambassador to Indonesia.
Michael Koziol 5:30 AM Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull alerted SBS managing director Michael Ebeid to "offensive" Anzac Day tweets by former journalist Scott McIntyre, but did not appeal for McIntyre to be sacked, Fairfax Media has confirmed.
Judith Ireland Women worldwide earn only three quarters of what male workers are paid, while they do almost two and half times the amount of housework, a United Nations report has found.
Matthew Knott Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has "wrecked" progress within the Liberal Party towards a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, the Liberal Party's first openly gay federal parliamentarian says.
David Wroe 9:30 PM The Islamic State terror group and similar violent jihadist movements are an even greater threat to world order than communism was during the Cold War, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Dan Harrison Patients will find out what payments and "educational" trips their doctors have received from drug companies, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved a new code of conduct for the pharmaceutical industry.
Heath Aston BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore and acknowledged that the Australian Tax Office is chasing it for $500 million in unpaid taxes and fines in relation to the so-called "Singapore sling".
Markus Mannheim Marketing blitz, worth at least $1.75 million, apparently breached government policy.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is "profoundly dismayed" Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been given 72 hours' notice of their executions, and that there is "no evidence" Indonesia is responding to diplomatic pressure.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has denied having any influence in a decision by SBS to sack one of its reporters over offensive Anzac Day tweets.
Heath Aston BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore.
Judith Ireland and Matthew Knott Union heavyweight and prominent same-sex marriage opponent Joe de Bruyn has dismissed Tanya Plibersek's push for a binding vote on the issue, arguing she is just "playing up" to her inner-city electorate.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is calling on her party to make all Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage in a fresh bid to get federal parliament to legalise the reform. Ms Plibersek will argue the ALP should change its platform at the party's national conference in July.
Heath Aston Cbus, which manages $27 billion on behalf of building and construction workers, is calling on the Abbott government to crack down on employers who duck the super guarantee contribution.
Matthew Knott Health Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed the government will tackle "perverse incentives" in the health system by removing over-the-counter medications - such as Panadol, aspirin and antacids - from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the May budget.
Peter Martin Including the family home in the pension assets test could be a political plus if handled properly, a new report suggests.
Nick Miller The head of the elite counter-terrorism unit that broke a January terrorist siege in Paris has asked Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to put him in touch with the team that faced a similar challenge in Sydney the month before.