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Peter Jean, Jacqueline Williams The rules which govern who can be King or Queen will be on the list of topics discussed when Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with premiers and chief ministers at a meeting of the Council of...
Peter Jean Australians will head quickly back to the polls if the Coalition wins the next federal election but fails to persuade the Senate to repeal the carbon tax, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott warned...
Peter Jean Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott have clashed over the Medicare safety net after the Prime Minister refused to rule out making more cuts to the scheme that was introduced by the Opposition Leader when...
Ross Peake, Peter Jean The federal government will today propose means-testing for aged care, in long-awaited changes that will force affluent older people to pay more for their care.
Chris Johnson, Peter Jean Cracking down on aged-care providers who over-claim on their services will end the rorting of the current funding system and allow the federal government to claw back $1.6 billion over five years.
Peter Jean The Gillard government's support on the floor of the House of Representatives has been further eroded by Speaker Peter Slipper's announcement he will stand aside while police decide whether to...
Peter Jean Federal politicians have been urged to subject themselves to a code of conduct that sets a new international benchmark for self-regulation by a Parliament.
Peter Jean They see eye-to-eye on many international political issues, but Julia Gillard says she won't be following the example of Barack Obama by supporting same-sex marriage.
By Peter Jean Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has continued to hit out out at the government's border protection policies, stifling hopes of a bipartisan agreement on the issue in the wake of the latest asylum...
Peter Jean He was already worried about how families would cope with the carbon tax. But what about the homeless dogs, cats, birds and lizards who need to be kept warm?
Peter Jean The federal opposition hopes that the Remuneration Tribunal will agree to ''transitional arrangements'' to ensure that none of its shadow ministers have to miss out on hefty pay rises.
Peter Jean Supporters of Kevin Rudd fear an overseas trip may make it impossible for the Foreign Minister to campaign effectively if Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a Labor leadership ballot next week.
Ross Peake, Peter Jean Julia Gillard's camp now believes Kevin Rudd will be seen as a ''Labor Party wrecker'' after his decision to bring the leadership tension into the open.
Peter Jean Labor's leadership crisis had demonstrated that the minority government was unfit to continue in office, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night.
Peter Jean Kevin Rudd has reached out for the support of the voters who were furious and felt disen- franchised when he was dumped without warning from the prime ministership in 2010.
Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean LOCAL REACTION: The ACT's Labor MPs have welcomed Julia Gillard's win in today's leadership ballot, and are relieved it is over.
Peter Jean As the Labor caucus engaged in a very public slanging match about the leadership last week, Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly was considering whether to give up his career in politics.