Noel Towell The federal Labor Party could lose the support of its largest financial donor for the federal election.
Michael Gordon and Daniel Hurst Tony Abbott will be asked to defend, discard or modify his promised generous paid parental leave scheme in the Coalition party room next week, amid growing internal concerns that it is no longer...
Peter Jean and Jonathan Swan ACT Labor wants Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to endorse a ''Statement of Commitment to Canberra''.
Jacob Saulwick The federal government will not nominate a site for a second airport for Sydney before the election, despite insisting one will soon be necessary.
Richard Baker, Philip Dorling, Nick McKenzie On a summer day in Sydney many years ago, two young Chinese nationals and two younger Australians stood before a greying celebrant at a Kings Cross marriage registry.
Richard Baker, Philip Dorling and Nick McKenzie A Chinese businesswoman who has been a generous Labor Party donor and long-time benefactor of influential federal MP Joel Fitzgibbon engaged in a sham marriage and swore false statutory declarations...
Philip Dorling Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks Party are in the running to win Senate seats in Victoria and NSW, according to research by the Labor Party's pollster.
Judith Ireland The federal government has announced $2.8 billion worth of cuts to the university sector in order to free up funds for its Gonski school reforms.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the civil war within the Labor Party will continue despite the leadership showdown on Thursday.
Chris Johnson Labor's leadership spill has done nothing to provide certainty to the public sector, which has been left in a state of flux over the government's inability to instil confidence in the people who work...
Mark Kenny, Jonathan Swan Fears of a new raid on earnings in the superannuation accounts of the wealthy have re-emerged after a senior minister refused to rule out the measure in the lead-up to the budget.
Labor challenger Mark McGowan concedes defeat in the West Australian election.
Georgia Waters Before 24-hour news channels and social media, it might have been easier to get away with an obtuse remark every now and then.
Tony Wright Labor politicians across the country are sweating on the NSW corruption hearings.
Miles Godfrey Former Queensland Senate candidate Bernard Gaynor has resigned from Katter's Australian Party.
Marcia Langton The ALP has taken the Aboriginal electorate for granted, writes Marcia Langton.
Jessica Wright Prime Minister Julia Gillard rallies Labor election candidates, telling them they're the frontline troops who will take the government's message to the Australian people.
Chris Johnson Australian National University political commentator Andrew Hughes believes parachuting Nova Peris into a Northern Territory senate seat is a desperate political ploy - but one that might work a...
Tony Wright ''I'VE been hit with open hands, closed fists, pieces of wood, iron bars and bamboo about two inches in diameter,'' Tom Uren says.
Tony Wright Tom Uren has taken many hits in life, and he rolled with them all and refused to lie down.