Opponents of the West Australian government's shark culling program have responded angrily to the first killing in the state's waters.
Tim Colebatch West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says he will keep fighting for an increase in the rate of GST to pay for essential state services, despite a rebuff from Prime Minister Tony Abbott and little...
Daniel Hurst The ACT government will demand a better deal from the Abbott government on school funding if the hold-out states are lured with more favourable offers.
Melissa Fyfe Before Australia's east coast had ever heard of James Price Point, even before the Broome township realised the high stakes, Goolarabooloo senior law man Phil Roe fought a guerilla-like battle...
Melissa Fyfe The battle over the proposed gas plants near Broome has captured the hearts of musicians Missy Higgins and John Butler, and businessman Geoffrey Cousins.
Alexandra Smith, Manuel Mitternacht Grief-stricken teenagers have spoken of the moment their friend Zac Young was attacked by a tiger shark off NSW mid-north coast.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is expected to host a $2500-a-head fundraiser in Perth after a last-ditch bid to talk the West Australian Premier into signing up to the Better Schools reforms.
Labor challenger Mark McGowan concedes defeat in the West Australian election.
As federal Labor MPs pack their suitcases to return to Canberra this week they could well bring further leadership speculation with them.
Katharine Murphy Labor's political woes federally affected efforts by WA Labor leader Mark McGowan to defeat Premier Colin Barnett , senior ministers say.
Ben Cubby, Peter Hannam 'Outrageous' industrial action and the soaring dollar had priced Australia out of the market for onshore LNG projects, says Ian Macfarlane, the Coalition's resources spokesman.
The Northern Territory has signed on to the federal government’s national disability insurance scheme, leaving Western Australia as the only holdout.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard may face a frosty reception from West Australian Premier Colin Barnett on her flying visit to the state.
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Chris Johnson, Emma Macdonald The ACT will lead the nation with the largest of three trial launches for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, after Chief Minister Katy Gallagher agreed to join with the federal government in...
A deal to trial the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW and Victoria has edged closer, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard stepped up pressure on the premiers.
Stephanie Peatling THE Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has accused the Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, of being ''callous and cold hearted'' about people with disabilities, in an attempt to pressure him into supporting the...
Chris Johnson A Coalition government would go ahead with Labor's National Disability Insurance Scheme and deliver it on schedule, according to shadow finance minister Andrew Robb.
Nick O'malley, Dylan Welch The presence of US forces in Australia could be given a radical boost under plans due to be presented to Congress today, which include the particularly daring option of basing an entire US naval...
Nick O'Malley, John Garnaut and Dylan Welch The US could base an aircraft carrier and supporting fleet in Perth, under plans to be presented to Congress today.