For the last supper at Liffey tonight, Paul Thomas is planning to cook sausages on the open fire and serve them with salad and Tasmanian beer and bubbly, chilled in water from the stream that runs...
Paul Keating is not happy with the the alliance between Labor and the Greens.
Phillip Coorey The former prime minister, John Howard, has urged the Liberal Party to avoid doing preference deals with the Greens, even if it puts the Coalition at a tactical disadvantage.
Tony Wright One of Australia's most loved figures, Hazel Hawke has died at the age of 83.
Stephanie Anderson The wife of Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh has admitted she had ''made a mistake'' after allegations her husband had been campaigning during two lectures at the ANU, where she teaches.
Noel Towell The federal Labor Party could lose the support of its largest financial donor for the federal election.
Richard Willingham Controversial live exports trade facing further scrutiny with fresh allegations of cruelty.
Natalie Bochenski Clive Palmer says he’s ready to “butt heads” with Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls, and is hoping to get some credit from Greens’ senator Larissa Waters.
Heath Aston Australians would vote in a referendum on gay marriage as soon as September under a radical proposal by independent MP Tony Windsor, supported by the Greens and other crossbenchers.
Daniel Flitton Labor is under pressure from within its own ranks to allow 55 refugees some avenue to appeal secret ASIO assessments.
Mark Kenny Support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government has slumped further since she vanquished her leadership rival Kevin Rudd, a poll shows.
Jonathan Swan Julian Assange's WikiLeaks Party has generated considerable interest among voters but probably not enough for him to be elected to the Senate, a new poll shows.
Richard Willingham Proposed legislation outlaws sports-related programs spruiking odds during their shows.
Tim Colebatch Believe it or not, Parliament was ablaze with activity in almost every policy area this week; you just didn't hear about it because everyone was watching the Labor leadership and the government's...
Daniel Hurst Prime Minister Julia Gillard has vowed to enshrine in law the principle that working outside of normal business hours should attract higher pay.
Tim Colebatch Believe it or not, Parliament was ablaze with activity in almost every policy area this week.
Bianca Hall and Michael Gordon Two boatloads of asylum seekers arrived at Christmas Island on Tuesday, bringing the total to 11 since Friday amid an unprecedented surge in irregular immigration by sea.
Bianca Hall HUNGER strikes and suicide attempts by asylum seekers on Nauru will not get them ''anywhere'', the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said on Monday.
Anne Davies THE US president, Barack Obama, does it; the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his ministers do it; and the Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, plans to do it.
Judith Ireland, Dan Harrison THE Future Fund will drop tobacco producers from its investment portfolio.