Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders Proposed and seconded by the meeting chair and former Victorian union secretary Cesar Melhem, the resolution was passed ''unanimously'' by a ''show of hands''. Or so the minutes claim.
Tim Elliott There's back-stabbing and branch-stacking, pork-barrelling and spin-doctoring. There are leaks and leadership challenges, dirty tricks and cheap shots.
Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,
Nick McKenzie Richard Baker Leighton Holdings' chairman Bob Humphris, along with other directors, oversaw a "dramatic failure in governance" that enabled corruption and "a litany of disasters" to engulf the company's...
Heath Aston Labor's candidate for the seat of Bennelong tried to overturn a tender process and direct Ryde Council's advertising budget to a local newspaper that was giving him favourable political coverage and...
Ross Peake Federal Parliament has finally passed landmark legislation to protect public servants who blow the whistle on government corruption and maladministration.
Stephanie Peatling The public service is revolting against reforms brought in by the federal government to make it easier and cheaper for people to use freedom-of-information laws.
From Gina Rinehart to The Wiggles, some of the more memorable quotes from notable Australians this past year.
Dan Harrison Kim Sattler may not be known to Julia Gillard, but her face must be familiar to many in Canberra Labor circles.
Senators have demanded to know why a new Parliament House website will be launched 12 months late after a $615,000 budget blowout.
For the first time the Department of Finance has published a ''name and shame'' list of the politicians who failed to examine the bill they ran up and check it off against their own accounts.
David Marr It was a double ceremony: a memorial service conducted with full Anglican pomp for Margaret Whitlam and a public farewell to an old man in a wheelchair who had come to pay respects to his wife.
David Marr IT WAS a double ceremony: a memorial service conducted with full Anglican pomp for Margaret Whitlam and a public farewell to an immensely old man in a wheelchair who had come to pay respects to his...
Philip Dorling Australia's spies could be subject to increased public scrutiny if a top-level review accepts the advice of the Australian government's freedom-of-information watchdog.
Chris Johnson Labor Party stalwart John Faulkner has delivered a withering indictment of elements inside his own party, saying some members of the ALP lack principles and morals.
Helen Pitt ''MEN and women of Australia,'' Gough Whitlam began famously 40 years ago on November 13, 1972 in his campaign policy launch at the Blacktown Civic Centre.
Maxine McKew It was one of the most brutal coups in Australian political history and Julia Gillard was at its heart.
Peter Martin The intruder who came within inches of Prime Minister Julia Gillard during a press conference at Parliament House in August dropped into the offices of the Speaker Peter Slipper and Deputy Prime...
Bianca Hall AUSTRALIA's police commissioners want to help draft laws that would allow them to access the public's telecommunications data for up to two years.
Philip Dorling Senior Defence officials feared WikiLeaks' exposé of secret United States military reports would undermine public support for the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan, according to newly...