James Massola Labor elder statesman Martin Ferguson says the ALP should support the return of the Coalition's construction watchdog, industrial relations reforms and warned Australia's high labour costs and low...
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,
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working on major changes to her ministerial line up but won't confirm if more firings are imminent.
Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.
Judith Ireland Espionage and politics are what you may call first cousins once removed.
Tony Wright Schoolkid sandwich-hurling at the Prime Minister has something of a history in Australia.
Angry unions have accused oil giant Caltex of lies and duplicity over the closure of its Kurnell refinery, saying up to 800 jobs are at risk.
David Wroe The federal government's $435 million green energy program failed to keep proper paperwork amid a rush to spend money in the wake of the global financial crisis, an auditor's report has found.
Peter Ker, Clancy Yeates Australia's biggest resources companies have revealed that more than $50 billion worth of expansion projects will not go ahead as planned, in the latest sign that the peak of Australia's resources...
Peter Ker and Clancy Yeates Australia's biggest resources companies have revealed that more than $50 billion worth of expansion projects have been mothballed.
Michelle Grattan 'She's a tough bastard,' said one Labor man who's not the greatest fan of Julia Gillard, after Thursday's marathon news conference about her rather complicated professional and personal life before...
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Chris Johnson Australia's dirtiest power stations will no longer be phased out as was planned under the government's Clean Energy Future, after talks with station owners collapsed over compensation amounts.
Peter Martin, Clancy Yeates The federal government's surplus - and Labor Party promises - will come under intense pressure from a drop in metal prices of up to 16 per cent over the coming year.
David Wroe Queensland government overturns decades-long ban as conservationists attack move as a broken promise.
Phillip Coorey The Greens and independents are demanding the government re-legislate to toughen up the mining tax after revelations that not a single cent will be collected in the tax's first three months,...
Phillip Coorey The Greens and independents are demanding the government re-legislate to toughen the mining tax after revelations that not a single cent will be collected in the tax's first three months, threatening...
Peter Hartcher The night before he turned against his prime minister, Wayne Swan went to Kevin Rudd's office for a drink and congratulated him on defending the newly-announced mining tax, a new book reports.
Peter Hartcher THE night before he turned against his prime minister, Wayne Swan went to Kevin Rudd's office for a drink and congratulated him on defending the newly announced mining tax, a new book reports.
Maxine McKew It was one of the most brutal coups in Australian political history and Julia Gillard was at its heart.