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.
Heath Aston, political correspondent An analysis of Sydney's Epping – Chatswood rail link has found the infrastructure has brought billions of dollars in benefits to the Macquarie Park growth centre it services, leading to calls...
Jacob Saulwick In Tokyo this week for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the first of Japan's remarkable high-speed rail lines, the Shinkansen, former deputy prime minister and noted train buff Tim Fischer...
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...
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.
Tony Wright It may be a little early to book reservations aboard Australia's Very Fast Train, and even if you could get one, say for the 50th birthday of your newborn grandchild, you would be best not to put...
Ross Peake A high-speed train into Canberra would travel through a tunnel under Mount Ainslie and terminate at a station to be built on the eastern fringe of Civic, according to a study commissioned by the...
Anna Patty, Matt O'Sullivan, Jacob Saulwick Premier Barry O'Farrell has refused to budge from his opposition to a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek after Victoria announced it would build a second international airport.
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.
Jacob Saulwick The federal government will not nominate a site for a second airport for Sydney before the election, despite insisting one will soon be necessary.
Jacqueline Maley The home care of tens of thousands of elderly Australians will be jeopardised unless legislation to address problems in the aged care sector is pushed through the hung parliament before July,...