Lenore Taylor THE bitter feud between Liberal Party life member Clive Palmer and senior Liberal figures will spill into the party's federal council meeting this weekend, with Mr Palmer saying his concerns about...
Former PM Malcolm Fraser quits Liberal Party after allegedly telling his friends that his replacement, Tony Abbott, was "all over the place" in terms of policy
Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.
Mark Kenny Senior federal ministers believe Holden will cease production in Australia as early as 2016, it has been reported.
Heath Aston, Jonathan Swan The tight circle that surrounds Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shrugged it off as a verbal hand grenade tossed by an embittered member overlooked for promotion.
Mark Hawthorne The closure of Holden and Toyota's production in Australia would leave the federal government with about $1 billion in unfunded leave and redundancy entitlements for parts industry workers.
Mark Kenny Treasurer Joe Hockey wants his extraordinary increase in the nation's credit limit to half a trillion dollars to be approved by both house of Parliament this week.
Heath Aston and Mark Kenny The treatment of an asylum seeker locked up in detention for 18 hours a day while her week-old baby was in intensive care in hospital will be the subject of a review by the Immigration Department.
Heath Aston NSW senator-elect David Leyonhjelm, who admits he benefited from voters mistaking him for a Liberal Party candidate on the ballot paper, will receive more than $1 million from taxpayers as a result...
Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie It is early summer in Baghdad and the heat is already stifling. Two Australian businessmen, still stiff from the long drive across parched desert plains from Jordan, walk along a crowded street.
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.
Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Project Delta was the Reserve Bank's $80million secret. The problem was the deal was illegal, but that didn't worry Saddam Hussein ... or the RBA.
Michael Bachelard Another senior Indonesian politician has described Tony Abbott’s asylum seeker policies as “very offensive” and an attack on his country’s sovereignty, adding that if they were not changed they would...
Ross Peake The end is in sight, just, in the close contest for the ACT's second Senate seat. The Australian Electoral Commission says the result should be known by Wednesday week.
Sean Nicholls The new federal Liberal MP for Dobell, Karen McNamara, has been drawn into controversy about political donations on the NSW central coast due to her role as campaign manager for a state MP whose...
Sworn in on Wednesday, Julie Bishop says she wants to be the best foreign minister Australians could ask for. Can she do it? Daniel Flitton speaks to the first woman to have the job.
Jonathan Swan For the second day running, Tony Abbott invited his troupe of travelling journalists to pity some people who are perhaps not used to being pitied.
Hamish Boland-Rudder P resident Jed Bartlet slides softly into a plush Air Force One seat beside his wife, Abbey, who asks him, "What are you thinking about?"
Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott appears to have hit the bottom again in his desire to run the country.
Lucy Battersby The two major parties are at odds over how much the country should spend to get better broadband connection. Underneath all the bluster, are their proposals so different?