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Julie Bishop urges Liberal Party to compromise on budget

James Massola, Matthew Knott and Judith Ireland Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has urged compromise with the Senate crossbench to repeal the mining tax and pass contentious budget measures, citing John Howard's GST compromise.

Waterfront baron and Liberal Party donor scored inside running on freight hub tender

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Heath Aston The Abbott government cut short a competitive tender process to grant a consortium led by waterfront baron and Liberal Party donor Chris Corrigan the inside running to develop a $1 billion freight...

Revealed: Monte Carlo address of donor linked to Liberal Party fund

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Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont A short limousine ride from the famous Monte Carlo casino, the Les Caravelles building enjoys a dress circle position overlooking Port Hercules – a popular place for the world's mega rich to park...

Palmer sticks to his guns over lobbyists' roles in Liberal Party

Mining magnate Clive Palmer.

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...

Fraser quits Liberal Party

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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

Gough Whitlam's policies endured, press secretary Eric Walsh says

Gough Whitlam

Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.

Canberra's light rail an election vote changer

Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy The ACT Government's signature light rail project is looming as a vote changing issue at the territory's 2016 election. 

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Sasha Grishin applauds Gerard Vaughan's appointment to National Gallery of Australia

Vision: Gerard Vaughan will direct the NGA after a turbulant few years under Ron Radford.

Sasha Grishin Political point scoring has no place in the leadership of our national institutions.

The Zone: How to end poverty

Seeking change: Fiona Canny of Oaktree Foundation.

Michael Short Young people know poverty can be eradicated, and they know how to do it.

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Revealing the hidden millions in political donations

Rick Feneley By American standards, it was small beer.  A curious Australian blogger went looking for the source of a mysterious $200,000 political donation to the secretive Free Enterprise Foundation,...

Fear of ascendancy of Scott Morrison leads to scuttling of homeland security super-ministry

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 15 July 2014. Photo:

Mark Kenny and James Massola A move within the Abbott cabinet to establish a homeland security super-ministry drawing together several major departments and functions looks to have been scuttled because senior figures viewed it...

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Dick Hamer: The quiet campaigner

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Tim Colebatch The Victorian Premier broke new ground in pushing for women's rights and campaigning for the environment. In his new book, Tim Colebatch reveals a little-known side to the Liberal politician.

Gillard accuses Rudd of sabotage, offers regret on Beazley

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The Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration delivered by Julia Gillard at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Michael Gordon Julia Gillard has directly accused Kevin Rudd of sabotage and blackmail, but expressed anguish over her own role in toppling Kim Beazley.

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Countdown begins to Fiji voting

Polling countdown: Frank Bainimarama head of Fiji's military government.

Stewart Firth Fiji's long anticipated election is under way.

Liberal MP becomes the latest scalp

Craig Baumann MP at ICAC on September 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Michaela Whitbourn and Kate McClymont A sensational corruption inquiry has concluded by claiming a 10th NSW Liberal scalp, with Port Stephens MP Craig Baumann sent to the crossbench amid allegations he took secret developer donations.

Tony Abbott snubbed his senators for Melbourne fund-raiser

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Latika Bourke Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.

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Auditor-General to examine Abbott government's anti-crime fund over pork-barrelling claims

Mark Kenny The Auditor-General had agreed to examine the adminstration of the federal government's "Safer Streets Program" amid claims by the opposition that millions in taxpayer funds have been allocated to...

Abbott 'absolutely confident' federal Libs won't be dragged into donations scandal

Tony Abbott in Epping on Sunday.

Gareth Hutchens, Kate McClymont and Michaela Whitbourn Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is “absolutely confident” the Federal Liberal Party will not be dragged into the donations scandal engulfing the NSW Liberal Party, despite federal...

Julia Gillard to front royal commission

Julia Gillard will testify this week.

Anna Patty Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to appear before the royal commission into union corruption this week to be questioned about allegations she received money from a union slush fund to...

Australian National Council on Drugs takes a deep breath on cannabis

Damian Zammit, with wife Nancy, daughter Jessica and Imogen, who suffers from Dravet syndrome.

Julia Medew and Dan Harrison Pharmaceutical cannabis is effective for treating some forms of pain, reducing nausea and helping people gain weight, but there are barriers to medical use in Australia, the federal...