Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Federal bureaucrats are spending more than $62,000 a day on taxis, with costs escalating over the past few months.
Noel Towell The federal government's ''army'' of spin doctors and communications staff has grown to more than 1900, according to data supplied by departments and agencies.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and James Massola The brother of Australia's Customs and border protection chief Michael Pezzullo will be sentenced for corruption charges on Tuesday in a development Labor and the Greens say the agency boss should...
Andrew Darby A once-prized table fish is being considered for the threatened species list, in a further challenge to Australian fisheries managers.
Horrified reactions to an ABC TV report on the brutal slaughter of Australian sheep in Pakistan have prompted the Greens, veterinarians and animal rights groups to renew calls to ban live exports.
Richard Willingham Australian cattle exported to Egypt could have their ears chopped off before slaughter as part of the country's crackdown on hormone injections in animals, enraging animal activists.
Concessional government loans worth $420 million will help farmers who are being "smashed" by the high Australian dollar and rising production prices, the National Farmers' Federation says.
Chris Johnson The Australian livestock sector is again reeling after the emergence of new footage showing extreme cattle cruelty in Egyptian abattoirs.
Richard Willingham Controversial live exports trade facing further scrutiny with fresh allegations of cruelty.
Darren Gray Farmers have been set the goal of lifting agricultural productivity by 30 per cent by the year 2025, under a Gillard government plan for the food industry that aims to capitalise on the surging...
Andrew Darby A $44 million federal government bailout of struggling logging contractors has ended in anger.
Ross Peake As the removalist van arrived to move Julia Gillard out from The Lodge, just across the road Kevin Rudd was pretending to pitch a winner.
Darren Gray National Farmers' Federation chief says 2012 'one of the most positive years on record'.
Michael Bachelard and Richard Willingham Nobody notices as the first steer is led quietly into the killing box. There is no struggling and no lowing.
Michael Bachelard, Richard Willingham STRICT import quotas on Australian cattle have left the Indonesian marketplace short of beef and prices soaring at the busiest time of year.
Richard Willingham Northern Australia's cattle industry is struggling to recover from the scandal surrounding how cruelly our cattle were being slaughtered in Indonesia.
Richard Willingham A CARTOON portraying Prime Minister Julia Gillard and senior ministers Joe Ludwig and Craig Emerson as children playing a video game has been launched by the potato industry as part of its war to...
Richard Willingham THE potato industry has stepped up its fight to block imports of New Zealand potatoes, with the launch of an online campaign that portrays the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and ministers Joe Ludwig...
Richard Willingham Animal rights activists fear there will be more revelations of cruelty to Australian sheep exported to the Middle East during an upcoming Muslim festival.
Ross Peake The federal government is promising a ''root and branch'' review of fisheries management law after it stepped in to ban the controversial super-trawler Abel Tasman from Australian waters for two...