John Brumby

John Brumby resigns after Labor loss

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Outgoing premier John Brumby resigns after sting of rejection from Labor loss.

John Brumby concedes defeat

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State Labor leader John Brumby congratulates Ted Baillieu and the Coalition on their election victory.

John Brumby's pledge to the needy

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Labor offers half a billion dollars to welfare groups, as Liberal announces plans to boost maths and science teachers.

Cost already a barrier for one in eight indigenous seeing a GP, COAG Reform Coucil warns

The report finds that three quarters of deaths of indigenous people under 75 were avoidable through early prevention or treatment.

Michael Gordon Abbott government warned over proposed $7 doctor fee as a report shows indigenous people are three times as likely to die of an avoidable cause as non-indigenous people.

Is government dysfunction the new norm?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during a press conference in the Prime Minister's courtyard in Canberra on Wednesday 18 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Nicholas Reece This week Tony Abbott marked the first 100 days of his new government in a very modern way. The Prime Minister released a YouTube video and a 30-page glossy brochure, and undertook an exhaustive...

Women's pay: Taking steps to fix inequality

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Anne Davies It seems extraordinary that in 2013 a female graduate in her first year would be paid, on average, $5000 less than a male graduate.

Lawyers from union case 17 years ago say no Gillard link

Photo of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Phillip Coorey LAWYERS who represented the Australian Workers Union in cases against Julia Gillard's former boyfriend, the allegedly corrupt union official, Bruce Wilson, say they never uncovered any link between...

PM tries to tame beast risen from the grave

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

What's in a name, Shakespeare's Juliet doth often ask. For shaken Julia, it seems, the answer is quite a lot.

Chinese tech giant appeals against broadband ban

Huawei Chairman John Lord and executive David Wang.

Bianca Hall Chinese technology giant Huawei warns Australia could be in breach of its international trade obligations.

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Chinese telco seen as security threat

Jill Stark Chinese communications and technology giant Huawei is branded a threat to United States national security.

Huawei labels US warning 'political'

Photograph of Canberra Raiders wearing new Sponsorship HUAWEI shirts.

Ross Peake Chinese telecom company Huawei, sponsor of the Raiders, hit back last night at new claims it poses a security threat.

Huawei wants equal treatment for NBN suppliers

John Lord chairman of Huawei Australia.

David Wroe Local arm of Chinese telecom firm hits back at exclusion from national broadband network.

Huawei hits back at NBN deal rejection

David Wroe The local arm of Chinese telecom firm Huawei has hit back at its exclusion from the National Broadband Network by calling for independent cyber spying checks on all foreign-made technology used in...

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Crackdown on dumping applauded

A federal government crackdown on foreign companies that dump cheap imports on the Australian market has drawn praise from unions and business groups alike.

Treasurers want online tax-free limit reduced

Mike Baird

Lenore Taylor GOT some great deals doing online Christmas shopping on overseas sites? That is exactly why state governments are worried.

Tough love from my mum, recalls Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch delivers a eulogy at the state memorial service for Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at St. Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne on December 18, 2012. Elisabeth Murdoch, a much-loved Australian public figure, famed philanthropist and mother of News Corp. tycoon Rupert Murdoch, passed away at her Cruden Farm home in the Melbourne suburbs on December 5 at the age of 103. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alex COPPEL

Karl Quinn IF RUPERT MURDOCH rules his vast media empire with a firm hand, it is perhaps because he learnt from the best.

A life of strong love and quiet generosity

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

Karl Quinn If Rupert Murdoch rules his vast media empire with a firm hand, it is perhaps because he learnt from the best.

Gillard must reclaim spotlight from clowns in Gonski debate

Katina Curtis The class clowns are playing up as the federal government's push to implement the Gonski school funding reforms inches towards its final test.

Parting company: 'brothers' no more

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Mark Baker Nick Styant-Browne is embroiled in the fight of his life and has gone to battle with the firm he helped make famous, wrecked a 20-year friendship and provoked the wrath of many Labor supporters who...

As he would have liked it - vale, Sir Zelman

Sir Zelman Cowen's funeral

Michael Shmith STATE funerals can often compress great achievements and personal qualities into too small an emotional space to do them justice.