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.
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.
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...
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.
Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Paying private school fees will not guarantee a better job after university, new research reveals.
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?
Mark Kenny Prime Minister Tony Abbott's success in scrapping the carbon tax last week has not arrested his government's poll slide, with Labor's primary support jumping three points and voters still favouring...
Senate inquiry to investigate explosive federal police bribery claims over wheat board oil-for-food scandal
Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie A Senate inquiry will examine a veteran federal police officer's explosive claim that he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the AFP investigation into the Australian Wheat Board...
Deborah Snow A pro-gun libertarian, senator-elect David Leyonhjelm is about to have a critical say in Australia's future direction.
Benjamin Millar Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist has come out swinging in support of recognising indigenous Australians in the constitution.
James Massola, Political Correspondent At 10 minutes past five on Thursday afternoon you could hear a pin drop in Parliament House's marbled Members' Hall.
Mark Kenny Unlocking hundreds of billions of dollars held in the giant Canadian retirement savings sector is a key objective of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's lightning visit to Ottawa on Sunday and Monday in the...
Tony Wright Hanifi Araz, a big man from the city of Canakkale across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli Peninsula, saw the future in the early 1980s, and he wanted to be part of it.
Tony Wright A thin crescent moon slipped from behind the Sphinx, casting magic on the old hills and gullies hunkered in the dark.
Tony Wright Fewer travellers have made the Anzac Day trek to Gallipoli than at any time in the last 14 years.
Gay Alcorn Fredrick Toben always insisted he wasn't a Holocaust denier because you couldn't deny something that never happened.
Michael Short: David Crosbie, welcome to The Zone and thank you for your time. You are chief executive of the Community Council for Australia – and we will talk about the council presently.
Nassim Khadem Economists say increasing petrol taxes would be a good idea as long as the poor and small businesses are compensated.