The Greens

Brown ponders the meaning of Liffey, where the Greens began

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...

Keating not keen on the Greens

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Paul Keating is not happy with the the alliance between Labor and the Greens.

Don't give preferences to the Greens, says Howard

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.

Audit team checking tax payments by multinational companies hard hit by department job cuts

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Gareth Hutchens and Georgia Wilkins The Australian Taxation Office says it has now cut over 500 jobs from its crucial auditing team as it tries to meet the federal government's budget cuts.

Compromise on RET target now more likely

Winds of compromise: The government is confident a deal can be reached with Labor on a revised renewable energy target

Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent here is growing optimism in the federal government that a compromise can be reached with Labor on a revised 2020 renewable energy target, even as 100 jobs were shed in a wind turbine company.

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Clean energy jobs and investments are at risk, says industry group

Moving out: NSW could miss out on billions of dollars of investment in clean energy.

Peter Hannam, Mark Kenny NSW stands to lose as much as $2.5 billion in investment in 10 approved wind farms that won't proceed if the federal government achieves its goal of slashing the renewable energy target, an industry...

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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Ray Hadley slams Woolworths for pulling offensive singlets

Ray Hadley

Eryk Bagshaw 2GB radio shock-jock Ray Hadley has lashed out a Woolworths for taking a singlet that read, "if you don't love it, leave," off the shelves.

Greens moves to head off jihad

Mark Kenny Greens leader Christine Milne has declared home-grown terrorism a greater threat to Australia than returning fighters, proposing the creation of a dedicated new national body designed to strengthen...

Blue-ribbon Liberal seats escape budget pain

Treasurer Joe Hockey

Heath Aston, Lisa Cox, Tom Allard Families in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne have been forced to do the heaviest lifting by the budget while those in the electorates of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey...

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,...

Business leaders to face parliamentary inquiry on tax avoidance

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Heath Aston and Georgia Wilkins The heads of Australia's biggest companies and foreign multinationals, including Apple, Google and coal miner Glencore, are expected to be hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry into tax...

Government senator says corporate tax avoidance threatens services

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Heath Aston and Georgia Wilkins A senior member of the Coalition has warned that corporate tax avoidance and the repatriation of profits overseas is "the greatest financial challenge" facing Australia.

Members decide to wind up Capital Golf Club

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John Thistleton Vote decides future of Capital Golf Club.

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Tougher ASIO laws could jail journalists for revealing operations

Duncan Lewis, the new director-general of ASIO, was introduced by Attorney-General George Brandis at Parliament House on Monday.

David Wroe Australia is poised to install some of the toughest penalties in the world for disclosing the identity of an intelligence agent with the first raft of national security reforms set to pass Parliament.

ACT Liberals fight prison needle exchange plan

Ben Westcott Liberals in the ACT have renewed their efforts to prevent the introduction of a needle exchange program in the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Chronicling the colourful career of my childhood hero Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett

Ricky French From fronting Midnight Oil to the Labor government's environment, heritage and arts portfolios, Peter Garrett has impressed himself on the national consciousness.

Abbott declares war on the Islamic State 'death cult'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Mark Kenny Two hundred elite special forces soldiers could be on the ground in Iraq within days after the Abbott government agreed to a US request to provide planes and 600 personnel to the region as part of a...

Eric Abetz urged to take child labour concerns to G20 employment ministers

Children in Delhi suburbs work from 5am to 6pm every day winding plastic rope, says World Vision.

Anna Patty Employment minister Eric Abetz has been urged to raise the issue of child labour in sweatshops with his international colleagues next week when he hosts a meeting of G20 employment ministers.

Greens reach for wallets in fight against Zed Seselja

ACT Senator Zed Seselja.

Ben Westcott Almost half of all individual donations to the ACT Greens in the 2013-14 financial year came from outside the territory, as Greens supporters across the country rallied to stop Zed Seselja getting...