Michelle Grattan Nationals Senate leader issues warning on ownership of strategic assets by foreign state-owned companies.
The Nationals' Senate leader, Barnaby Joyce, voices his misgivings with those calling for a 'debate' on Australia's role in Afghanistan.
Carolyn Webb and Catherine Chisholm Hazel Hawke has died peacefully after succumbing to complications of dementia, her family announced on Thursday.
Tony Wright One of Australia's most loved figures, Hazel Hawke has died at the age of 83.
Amy Remeikis Tony Windsor says he is not Clive Palmer's phantom federal candidate despite rumours of the independent federal MP joining the United Australia Party, sparked by a cryptic tweet.
Judith Ireland Queensland senator Barnaby Joyce has been preselected as the Nationals candidate for the seat of New England, setting up a battle with independent MP Tony Windsor and potentially paving the way for...
Paul Osborne Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reassured China that Australia is open to foreign investment ahead of signing an historic ''strategic partnership'' deal with Premier Li Keqiang involving annual...
Chris Hammer A move to tighten the 457 temporary visa program could do immense damage to regional economies, according to National Party Senate Leader Barnaby Joyce.
Getting rid of compulsory voting in Queensland would pave the way for radical political movements to push racist and extreme green agendas, Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce says.
Sarah Oakes AN ONLINE group formed to fight sexism is expected to rank highly when Australia's most influential female voices are announced on Tuesday.
Lauren Quaintance PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to...
Tom Arup Environment Minister declares end to more than 100 years of fighting after plan signed into law.
The commercial fishing industry fears a $100 million assistance package will not be enough to compensate people affected by the proclamation of the world's biggest network of marine reserves.
Ross Peake Barnaby Joyce is building on his claim the carbon tax will push the price of a Sunday roast to $100 by saying a single cow or lamb could cost as much as a house.
Peter Martin The carbon tax has raised the cost of living scarcely at all. Despite dire talk of an ''almost unimaginable'' increase (Tony Abbott) and $100 for a Sunday roast (Barnaby Joyce), the first official...
Peter Martin THE carbon tax has boosted the cost of living scarcely at all. Despite dire talk of an "almost unimaginable" increase (Tony Abbott) and $100 for a Sunday roast (Barnaby Joyce) the first official...
Peter Martin First official consumer price figures show far lower impact than predicted by Treasury.
David Wroe, Tom Arup The Gillard government faces a fresh brawl with the eastern states over its Murray-Darling basin plan after yesterday placating South Australia with a $1.
Maxine McKew It was one of the most brutal coups in Australian political history and Julia Gillard was at its heart.
Chris Johnson Suspended Labor MP Craig Thomson hopes civil charges brought against him by Fair Work Australia will be thrown out of court but if they are not, bankruptcy could force the independent out of...