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,
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.
Lenore Taylor Households and businesses will be able to cut their electricity bills by choosing to switch off during peak demand times when power costs soar under a package of reforms from the federal government.
Jessica Wright The federal government should make deeper cuts to middle-class handouts, the Prime Minister was told in a recent meeting with two key independents, who are also backing an increase in the GST.
Lenore Taylor Australia could source 85 per cent of its power from clean energy sources by 2050.
The federal government has reversed course and will increase rather than cut funding for Geoscience Australia, the federal body charged with mapping the country's resources.
The federal government has increased funding for a technology that aims to trap and store carbon dioxide emissions at coal-fired power plants.
Shelly Horton FAR from cringing at the Paul Hogan ''throw a shrimp on the barbie'' tourism campaign of 1984, ''Hoges'' will be honoured as an Australian icon at the 10th anniversary G'Day USA gala for his...
Ross Peake Julia Gillard has appointed a new head to a department whose main program would be significantly changed by an incoming Coalition Government.
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.