Mark Kenny Joe Hockey's plans to break the debt ceiling impasse by putting up his Treasury Department secretary Martin Parkinson in estimates hearings next week look like failing, with Labor saying it will...
Tim Lester speaks with Joe Hockey who is adamant no new taxes will be introduced if the Coalition is elected.
Joe Hockey harbours a secret ambition as a song and dance man. Check out his audition.
Matt O'Sullivan, Mark Kenny The Abbott government is holding firm in the face of dire warnings from Qantas that it faces a financial crisis which has already forced it to axe at least 1000 jobs and consider major asset sales.
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.
Sarah Whyte, Alexia Attwood Fashion devotee Carla Efstratiou, 23, spends two hours a week shopping online from overseas stores to fill her wardrobe and to buy jewellery and accessories for her brand, Stylehub.
Mark Kenny Australia should abandon its debt ceiling and thus end a noisy but largely pointless argument over its level, according to the Greens.
Anna Patty, Judith Whelan Turkey has warned Australia against any further formal recognition of the Armenian genocide to avoid undermining its relationship and the special centenary commemoration of Gallipoli in 2015.
Glenda Kwek Australians' living standards are set to grow at a ''significantly slower'' pace over the next decade than in the past five decades, a senior Treasury official says.
Mark Kenny Treasurer Joe Hockey wants his extraordinary increase in the nation's credit limit to half a trillion dollars to be approved by both house of Parliament this week.
Michael Short The Zone: Damien Cantwell has spent 20 years studying public policy and manufacturing
Dan Harrison Taxing wine by its alcohol content would increase annual revenue by $1.3 billion, reduce alcohol consumption by 1.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin The possible withdrawal of car maker Holden could trigger a recession in southern states, it is feared.
Sarah Whyte Socialites, high-flying musicians and the multi-millionaires of Sydney will rub shoulders with diehard fans at the rugby league grand final on Sunday.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott was fond of saying that winning government from opposition was like climbing Mount Everest. Having ascended to the nation's highest office, he's not about to let himself get out of shape.
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...
Jane Lee Indigenous Australians could be more likely to go to jail under an Abbott government in light of Coalition plans to cut $42 million from indigenous legal services.
John Thistleton, Brian Robins A premier grain district where flowering canola rises up to a man's shoulder, Stockinbingal, in the state's west, is becoming the land of the giants.
Tim Colebatch The Labor government oversaw one of the world's best economic performances and then lost its way. Where is Tony Abbott heading?
Susan Wyndham If anyone is looking for a policy to liven up the election campaign, Bob Hawke has an idea: make Australia the repository of the world's nuclear waste.