Former Labor leader Mark Latham says he voted for Bill Shorten to take the party’s top job, but he doesn’t think he backed a winner.
Judith Ireland Three prime ministers, 4 and a half Labor leaders (if you count Chris Bowen and Albo), one very big election and three Labor leadership votes.
Heath Aston Tony Abbott once introduced Barry O'Farrell to a Liberal Party function with the wounding line: ''He ain't pretty, but he's pretty effective.''
Jonathan Swan Premier Jay Weatherill says he will consider resigning if outgoing Senator Don Farrell is pre-selected for a safe Labor seat before the March election.
Senator Don Farrell backs down on move to SA politics after Premier Jay Weatherill threatens to quit
Jonathan Swan Labor senator Don Farrell has pulled out of the preselection race for a safe state seat after South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill threatened to quit.
Jacob Saulwick The country's chief infrastructure adviser has lashed out at the continued poor quality of planning by state and federal governments in a parting broadside as he prepares to lose his job.
James Massola, Matt O'Sullivan Government plans to unshackle Qantas from foreign ownership restrictions could clear the way for the airline to shift jobs overseas and outsource maintenance.
Rachel Olding It’s not quite bikini weather but that hasn’t stopped Sydney’s most flamboyant crowd from donning their pink g-strings and sequin-studded bras.
Jane Cadzow As chief of staff to Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin is regarded as the organisational brain behind the prime minister - and by some as having way too much power.
Anna Patty Employment Minister Eric Abetz has described proposals by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to weaken the Labor Party's ties to the union movement as "window dressing".
Ross Peake High-speed rail is a step closer, with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss committing the Coalition to preserving a land corridor.
Vince Chadwick The question was almost existential. ''What is one hour in a lifetime?'' asked the young man in a bar in Poitiers, a once mighty, now modest town of about 90,000 people between two valleys in western...
Jacqueline Maley The home care of tens of thousands of elderly Australians will be jeopardised if legislation to address the problems in the aged care sector is not pushed through the hung Parliament by the end of...
Peter Hannam Federal and state agencies are being accused of accepting an altered study into the health dangers of dust from coal trains to help clear the way for a big expansion of Newcastle's coal export...
Michael Gordon and Mark Kenny Kevin Rudd has dumped Julia Gillard's proposed September 14 election date and is weighing up whether to go earlier or delay the poll to maximise his chances of rebuilding public confidence in the...
Ross Peake ACT senator Kate Lundy is brushing off the snub of not being contacted by the PM when he was handing out jobs.
Jacob Saulwick Sydney residents could be flying in and out of a major airport in western Sydney within a decade after Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said construction would start on an airport within three...
Peter Martin, Heath Aston Kevin Rudd is under ''incredible pressure'' from within Labor to call an election as the government's razor gang prepares to sign off on budget cuts that will allow the Prime Minister to campaign on...
Lucy Battersby The two major parties are at odds over how much the country should spend to get better broadband connection. Underneath all the bluster, are their proposals so different?
The ability of micro parties to harvest preferences to win Senate seats could be investigated by the new federal government, deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop says.