The Nationals' Senate leader, Barnaby Joyce, voices his misgivings with those calling for a 'debate' on Australia's role in Afghanistan.
Michelle Grattan Nationals Senate leader issues warning on ownership of strategic assets by foreign state-owned companies.
Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.
Heath Aston, Jonathan Swan The tight circle that surrounds Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shrugged it off as a verbal hand grenade tossed by an embittered member overlooked for promotion.
Jonathan Swan, Lisa Visentin Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce billed taxpayers nearly $5000 for ''official business'' travel while attending rugby league games, as senior ministers hint it is inevitable the Abbott government...
Lara O'Toole, Amanda Hoh Graphic footage of Australian bulls being mishandled in Mauritius has alarmed animal cruelty activists and renewed calls for tougher penalties on exporters.
Royce Millar Tony Abbott intends to abolish body monitoring the billions received by charities each year.
Heath Aston The coalition will divert election resources from the vacant seats of Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott and increase focus on winning marginal seats in Sydney and Melbourne to fight a much "tighter"...
Stephanie Gardiner On the afternoon Gina Rinehart's eldest children launched legal action against her over a $4 billion family trust, her youngest daughter wrote to her: ''I DIDN'T do anything!!!!!!!! I had absolutely...
Barry O'Sullivan, the wealthy detective-turned-property developer who was recently chosen to replace Barnaby Joyce in the Senate, is one of the many high-profile Australians who has had a company...
Benjamin Law Undaunted by repeated electoral failure, Pauline Hanson is to again fly the One Nation flag in an attempt to woo voters. Benjamin Law goes on the hustings with "The Redhead You Can Trust".
Former West Coast Eagle AFL star David Wirrpanda has finally committed to a tilt at federal politics, becoming a Senate nominee for Western Australia's Nationals.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Steve Dow Angry Anderson, hard rocker and frustrated balladeer, has told the conservative voice of rural Australia, the Nationals: ''You won't be able to hobble me.