Megan Levy Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has accepted the role with "the greatest humility, resolve and enthusiasm".
Michael Short During the past quarter of a century, many people throughout the world have been prepared to risk their lives to have the opportunity to approximate the lifestyle many Australians perhaps take for...
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar A powerful player in the Labor Party, the right-wing Transport Workers Union, unlawfully used union resources and staff to intervene in the elections of another aviation union, it is alleged.
Adam Morton As the Australian Senate prepares to vote on a repeal of the carbon price scheme, a Chinese province will introduce this month the world's second-largest emissions trading scheme.
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders Proposed and seconded by the meeting chair and former Victorian union secretary Cesar Melhem, the resolution was passed ''unanimously'' by a ''show of hands''. Or so the minutes claim.
Mark Kenny Former prime minister Kevin Rudd is to quit politics at the end of this week.
Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,
Sean Nicholls Unions fear conservative state governments are pushing to 'silence' them nationally.
Kate McClymont Michael Williamson, once the president of the Australian Labor Party and the head of the powerful Health Services Union, is now facing a jail term after pleading guilty to a raft of charges,...
Kate McClymont Michael Williamson, former high-flying union boss and president of the Labor Party, is bankrupt, about to be booted out of home and facing jail.
Mark Kenny New Labor leader Bill Shorten has moved to dash Tony Abbott's hopes of obtaining swift progress on his carbon tax repeal bills, declaring the Prime Minister is confusing his own wishes with those of...
Kate McClymont and Deborah Snow Janice Hardacre has never forgotten the odd conversation she had with her then colleague, Michael Williamson, 20 years ago.
Kate McClymont, Deborah Snow Janice Hardacre has never forgotten the odd conversation she had with her then colleague, Michael Williamson, 20 years ago.
Christine Sams Adam Goodes is considering a career in politics. The AFL star and dual Brownlow medallist, whose public stance against racism won him a legion of admirers, said he wants to lead and inspire young...
Christine Sams Adam Goodes has revealed he is considering a future career in politics.
Mark Dapin Australian War Memorial director - and former Liberal Party leader - Brendan Nelson meets me for Saturday lunch at the Bendooley Bar and Grill, Berrima, a short drive from his home in Bowral.
Stuart Rintoul Warren Mundine has been accused by his ex-wife of saying that she was ''too Aboriginal'' in the final bitter disintegration of their marriage five years ago.
He switched allegiances from the Labor Party to the Liberals and has the ear of Tony Abbott. Welcome to Warren Mundine's new world.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham says he voted for Bill Shorten to take the party’s top job, but he doesn’t think he backed a winner.
Bill Shorten's enemies - and he made a few on his journey through the union movement, becoming invested with the prediction that he would be a prime minister one day - used to call him ''Showbag...