Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar A powerful right-wing union has had its formal influence in the Labor Party slashed after it was caught grossly inflating its membership numbers
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders Outgoing AWU leader Paul Howes has broken ranks with his union and now supports a severing of the historic link between Labor and its industrial wing.
Megan Levy Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has accepted the role with "the greatest humility, resolve and enthusiasm".
Anna Patty and Ben Schneiders The Transport Workers Union used an international redraw facility to transfer money interstate to another union and kept poor records of tens of thousands of dollars in other cash payments, a royal...
Nick Toscano Concrete giant Boral will allege that Australia's biggest building union has instituted a "black ban" on its products due to the company's association with developer Grocon.
Phillip Dorling Rupert Murdoch directed his editors to "kill Whitlam" some 10 months before the downfall of Gough Whitlam's Labor government, according to a newly released United States diplomatic report.
Megan Doherty Gai Brodtmann and Chris Uhlmann have always been one of Canberra's most intriguing couples
The Queen's Birthday honours list features Australians from all walks of life - from the state's top judge to a Fairy called Sparkle. The Herald spoke to some of the recipients.
As a retired financial planner and a beneficiary of the current super regime, I agree with the Herald's editorial on fixing the super tax breaks instead of attacking the poorest and most vulnerable...
Nicky Phillips 'The best part is we never need to specify exactly how it will work,'' says a prime ministerial staffer during an episode of ABC TV satire The Hollowmen.
Chris Johnston Trolling is a new and potent threat to users of social media, and activist groups are on the receiving end of more abuse than most.
Medicare was always a dogfight. It became law in the most extraordinary circumstances: one of a handful of bills passed during the only joint sitting of Federal Parliament in the nation's history,...
Ben Schneiders and Anna Patty Controversial union leader Kathy Jackson has accused her former friend Bill Shorten of being involved in Labor Party branch-stacking saying she had discussed the practice with the now Opposition...
Ben Schneiders, Anna Patty Controversial union leader Kathy Jackson has accused her former friend Bill Shorten of being involved in Labor Party branch-stacking, saying she had discussed the practice with the now Opposition...
Anna Patty and Ben Schneiders Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson was unable to explain how a string of large withdrawals totalling tens of thousands of dollars from a union slush fund were spent.
Rebecca Le May Greens Senator Scott Ludlam appears to have retained his seat in the re-run West Australian Senate election, with early results showing a big swing to the party.
Anna Patty Employment Minister Eric Abetz has described proposals by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to weaken the Labor Party's ties to the union movement as "window dressing".
Jonathan Swan Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.
Mark Hawthorne It's the first banknote struck by the nation of Australia, and an important landmark in the country's history, but a 10-shilling note dating from 1913 looks set to fall into foreign hands because no...
Julie Power Australian couples tying the knot at close to 90,000 civil ceremonies every year have former attorney-general Lionel Murphy to thank. And now so can American couples wanting a secular marriage.