Ross Peake Former prime minister John Howard will not reveal if he advised his former chief of staff Arthur Sinodinos to stand down.
Former prime minister John Howard has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to Australian public life.
Anna Patty Australian Council of Trade Unions questions the federal government's promise that the royal commission into trade unions would be a "sword that will cut both ways".
John Blaxland Tony Abbott needs to follow up on his pledge of 'more Jakarta and less Geneva', even when Middle Eastern issues distract.
John Elder Under the banner ``It's Time'', Gough Whitlam came to power as a one-man liberating army with a reform program so vast it was almost omnivorous.
Susan Wyndham After months of anxiety about the fate of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the shortlists were released quietly on Sunday afternoon with the promise that the winners of the $600,000 shared...
Daisy Dumas They've been lobbed at John Howard, a graceless, straggling missile of rubber and cotton canvas. They've been worn by America's Cup-winning crews, prisoners, Navy sailors, supermodels and even Prime...
Noel Towell The Opposition says 'mean' changes would leave hundreds of thousands of workers with less cover.
Rachel Olding Three football fans say they were "furious and humiliated" after being detained at a rugby league match for using their mobile telephones in a manner an onlooker deemed suspicious.
Peter Martin and Jessica Gardner Mum and dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health fund following a decision by the government to sell Medibank Private by Christmas.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has revealed a long-term love affair with the subcontinent, recounting his visit to India as a backpacker in 1981.
Heath Aston The road to effective – and popular – government has been lined with more potholes than the Coalition could have envisaged.
Anna Patty Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to appear before the royal commission into union corruption this week to be questioned about allegations she received money from a union slush fund to...
James Massola Former Reserve Bank board member Warwick McKibbin has suggested a new election may be needed to resolve the Senate impasse holding up vital budget savings, and has hit out at the political populism...
Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Paying private school fees will not guarantee a better job after university, new research reveals.
James Massola, Matthew Knott and Judith Ireland Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has urged compromise with the Senate crossbench to repeal the mining tax and pass contentious budget measures, citing John Howard's GST compromise.
Nassim Khadem Economists say increasing petrol taxes would be a good idea as long as the poor and small businesses are compensated.
James Massola A senior Coalition MP has called for the GST to apply to fresh food as rattled colleagues questioned the government's pre-budget political strategy and admitted they have been hit by a wave of voter...
Record numbers of Australians are sleeping rough as concerns about global inequality rise. Michael Green reports on the growing gap between rich and poor.
Madonna King In 2009, everyone - including the man himself - assumed that Joe Hockey was a shoo-in as the next Liberal Party leader. So what went wrong?