Dan Harrison The Prime Minister is ''deeply concerned'' about Australian journalist Peter Greste, now jailed in Egypt, and the government has made representations for his release, a spokesman said, as images of...
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, James Massola The senior businessman appointed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to review Australia's renewable energy target has been the subject of a secret internal investigation into his role as a former director...
Tom Arup, Andrew Darby They are two of Australia's most celebrated places of natural beauty, sitting at either end of the country. Both are world heritage protected.
Andrew Darby A pulp mill will again become a focal point of a Tasmanian state election after Premier Lara Giddings on Thursday flagged legislation that would help secure an environmental permit for the...
Heath Aston, Chris Johnson Christine Milne has survived an aborted push to challenge her leadership - but some senior Greens claim the Tasmanian senator is now ''living on borrowed time''.
Judith Ireland Former Australian Democrats leader Janet Powell has died, aged 71.
Philip Dorling Australia has long spied on our neighbours, especially Indonesia, and we've long sought to take advantage from that in our diplomacy.
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.
Andrew Darby A $44 million federal government bailout of struggling logging contractors has ended in anger.
The Greens have announced an $85 million plan to allow farmers to bypass Australia's major supermarkets and sell direct to the public.
Farrah Tomazin The social justice values of Australian voters have been targeted by the Greens in a new advertising blitz designed to paint the major parties as "out of step" with the community.
Jonathan Swan Perhaps liberated by the blokey surrounds of Penrith stadium, Tony Abbott revealed a little too much of what he liked about Fiona Scott, the Coalition's candidate for Lindsay in western Sydney.
Peter Hannam Switching Australia to 100 per cent renewable power within decades could end up costing the same as continuing to use fossil fuels, a federal government study suggests.
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.
Tim Colebatch The car industry has voiced fears that its manufacturers could fall victim to the Rudd government's decision to help pay for dumping its carbon tax by scrapping tax breaks for employer-provided cars.
Bianca Hall and Jonathan Swan No asylum seeker who comes by boat will ever be resettled in Australia, under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's dramatic and ''hardline'' rewrite of refugee laws.
Chris Hingston Mobile farmers markets and fresh food box deliveries are at the forefront of a Greens plan.
Craig Butt Adam Bandt says he is confident he can retain the Greens' only lower house seat.
Judith Ireland The federal government has announced $2.8 billion worth of cuts to the university sector in order to free up funds for its Gonski school reforms.
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.