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.
Mark Kenny A record high vote of support for the Greens and a slump in support for the Coalition in regional Australia has left Tony Abbott's seven-month old government trailing Labor by four points after...
Rick Feneley, Heath Aston The mining magnate's ''Palmersaurus'', on the Sunshine Coast, could do with some extra guests.
Rebecca Le May Greens Senator Scott Ludlam appears to have retained his seat in the re-run West Australian Senate election, with early results showing a big swing to the party.
Tom Allard The Liberal Party is battling to hold a third Senate seat in Western Australia in Saturday's historic byelection for the upper house as an advertising blitz from mining magnate Clive Palmer begins to...
James Massola Greens leader Christine Milne says Prime Minister Tony Abbott is governing in the interests of mining magnates and media moguls and predicts he will be unable to manage an unruly Senate after July 1.
Former Australian Greens leader has stood down as chairman of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd.
Heath Aston Scott Ludlam's ''welcome to Western Australia'' speech against Prime Minister Tony Abbott lit up social media and made him an instant hero of Gen Y.
Peter Martin The age pension is approaching $20,000. The latest increase, to $19,916, opens up the widest gap yet between the single pension and the single Newstart unemployment allowance of $13,273.
Sarah Whyte The Coalition government is continuing to sidestep whether it will support an international investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka, despite Labor and the Greens backing it.
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.
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Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.
Andrew Darby Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.
Andrew Darby Tasmanian premier-elect Will Hodgman has told environment groups their days of holding governments to ransom are over, as he dismissed warnings against reviving the state's forests conflict.
Tony Wright The classic upbringing in a dirt-floor log cabin has been in lamentably short supply among the political class since Abe Lincoln, but when you're wooing foresters, a prime minister could barely do...
Sarah Whyte Who is responsible for asylum seekers sent to PNG by the Australian government?
Ben Westcott Greens call for mandatory targets to double number of people with disabilities in public service by 2019.