Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.
Philip Dorling Parliament this week adopted new national security laws. Wise and necessary to keep us safe, or the slippery slope to a police state? Philip Dorling snoops through the data to find out whether ASIO...
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.
Frank Robson An unlikely coalition is standing in the way of a coal company's plan in a NSW forest.
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Peter Martin The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and cross bench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the...
Tony Wright It's a crowded world out there. All those voices hollering for attention. Shout loud enough and someone may hear.
Matthew Knott Mail should be delivered daily in regional areas but it is fair to expect city residents to visit the post office more often to pick up their mail, according to Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss.
Mark Kenny Labor leader Bill Shorten has promised to be positive and has called on his frontbench to present the ALP as the party of ideas against a government he says is already running out of policy options.
Cameron Atfield If anyone in Australia can lay claim to a solid case of voter fatigue, it's the good burghers of Griffith.
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott thought about offering one of his senators a diplomatic posting. Not so much because he thought it would be a good appointment but because he wanted him out of the way.
Michael Bachelard One-time nude model, polygamist and schlock horror movie actress Angel Lelga smiles for the camera as a succession of poor women move in to be photographed in her orbit.
Mark Kenny Bruised Labor MPs are bracing for a potentially hostile byelection as early as February in Kevin Rudd's Brisbane seat of Griffith, with party hard-heads conceding defeat is likely if the Liberal...
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.
Heath Aston The coalition will divert election resources from the vacant seats of Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott and increase focus on winning marginal seats in Sydney and Melbourne to fight a much "tighter"...
Benjamin Law Undaunted by repeated electoral failure, Pauline Hanson is to again fly the One Nation flag in an attempt to woo voters. Benjamin Law goes on the hustings with "The Redhead You Can Trust".
Clive Palmer always thinks big, whether it's mining, property development or a bid for the Lodge. But when Frank Robson probes Palmer's past, he finds a gift for exaggeration - and distortion.
Philip Dorling On Saturday, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange could be a senator for Victoria and still be an exile being pursued by a US government determined to put him behind bars.
Julie Power The evidence in favour of water fluoridation is crystal clear and compelling for this Sydney academic.
Former West Coast Eagle AFL star David Wirrpanda has finally committed to a tilt at federal politics, becoming a Senate nominee for Western Australia's Nationals.