Amy Remeikis Tony Windsor says he is not Clive Palmer's phantom federal candidate despite rumours of the independent federal MP joining the United Australia Party, sparked by a cryptic tweet.
Tim Dick New Zealand may be only three hours' flight from Australia, but it is light years ahead on equality. Feel free to resort to a sheep joke or an accent jibe while I cite some evidence.
Anna Patty Loredana Alessio-Mulhall is not ready to die. But NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann wants to help her when she is.
Mark Hawthorne Queensland's anti-corruption watchdog claims it does not have the powers to investigate a complaint made against former treasurer Peter Costello.
Mark Hawthorne, Amy Remeikis A complaint about former federal treasurer Peter Costello lodged with Queensland's Crime and Misconduct Commission highlights potential conflicts of interest between his job overseeing the future of...
Chris Hammer A move to tighten the 457 temporary visa program could do immense damage to regional economies, according to National Party Senate Leader Barnaby Joyce.
Daniel Hurst BOB Katter wants to dominate the electoral map, but according to former insiders the maverick federal MP has an abrasive way of carving out his party in his own image.
Tony Wright Storms and floods can ruin lives and livelihoods as viciously and unexpectedly as events can swamp political careers.
Wayne Swan is on track to lose his seat at the next federal election, a poll indicates.
Chris Johnston As we enjoy snags and sunshine, the tireless endeavours of local heroes are recognised on Australia Day.
Chris Johnston In the Victorian town of Wodonga on the Murray River, Pam Adams, 57, feeds the needy for no reward except the simple knowledge that she has done right. It's in her blood.
Jacqueline Maley THE Gillard government bears no responsibility for the negative and vitriolic tone of political debate this year, according to the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, who admits the ''scrappy'' political year has...
James Robertson WHEN Campbell Newman's government discussed abolishing compulsory voting this week, it incited a debate that played out in the high-minded language of rights and democracy.
Bridie Jabour, Tony Moore THE leader of Katter's Australian Party, the maverick north Queensland MP Bob Katter, announced on Tuesday it will run a candidate in every seat at the federal election and contest the Senate in...
Lenore Taylor LABOR frontbenchers have accused the Coalition of being part of ''a conspiracy to bring down the government'' and have likened the James Ashby sexual harassment case to Watergate, as the government...
LONDON - Opposition Leader Tony Abbott insists there is no coalition conspiracy linked to a sexual harassment claim against former Speaker Peter Slipper.
The Coalition played no part in a sexual harassment claim brought against former Speaker Peter Slipper, says Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
frank robson For Englishman Andrew Martin, the story of Middle Percy Island is one that opens in paradise and ends in hell.
Billionaire Liberal National Party donor Clive Palmer says he's not surprised at a ''stupid'' decision to suspend him from the party.
Russell Skelton Why are states relaxing drinking laws in some Aboriginal communities?