The Northern Territory has signed on to the federal government’s national disability insurance scheme, leaving Western Australia as the only holdout.
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.
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.
Rebecca Le May Right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders is entitled to his viewpoint and has a right to free speech, senior Liberals say, as the anti-Islam campaigner hits obstacles on his speaking tour of Australia.
Farrah Tomazin Furious Gillard government warns more than $1 billion in funding placed at risk.
Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will use this week's meeting with the state and territory leaders to lean on Queensland and Western Australia to commit to the national disability insurance scheme,...
Peter Hartcher The night before he turned against his prime minister, Wayne Swan went to Kevin Rudd's office for a drink and congratulated him on defending the newly-announced mining tax, a new book reports.
Peter Hartcher THE night before he turned against his prime minister, Wayne Swan went to Kevin Rudd's office for a drink and congratulated him on defending the newly announced mining tax, a new book reports.
Deborah Gough Mining giant BHP Billiton was described as "relative good guy" and investment bankers were "radical greenies" at a protest this morning featuring iconic musician John Butler.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard is appealing directly to Australia's mining bosses to help get her new education plan funded.
Phillip Coorey THE Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, has called Wayne Swan's bluff and increased mining royalties by $1.
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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.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard might be left preaching to the choir today as conservative state premiers look set to give her economic forum in Brisbane a miss.