Jacqueline Maley When Bill Kelty rose to speak at his old friend Paul Keating's 70th birthday party last week, he polished up an old anecdote unknown to most of the 70-odd guests in the room.
Jacqueline Maley It was an elegant cocktail affair that concluded about 9pm. The birthday boy asked his 70-odd guests not to bring gifts. The request must have come as a relief.
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating pays a visit to Labor colleagues at a special caucus meeting where he speaks to the ministers and reminisces on floating the Australian dollar.
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating says privacy is under attack and the media doesn't care.
Tony Abbott has brushed off criticism from former Labor prime minister Paul Keating, who says the opposition leader needs ‘‘the political judo chop’’.
Paul Keating goes to court over a red light infringement.
Dan Harrison A preference system that can be gamed and an electoral administration that loses ballot boxes.
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott thought about offering one of his senators a diplomatic posting. Not so much because he thought it would be a good appointment but because he wanted him out of the way.
Mark Kenny and James Massola Qantas faces the potential of years in business limbo, whether or not Tony Abbott succeeds in an unlikely move to scrap the 49 per cent foreign ownership cap.
Daisy Dumas Give Naomi Campbell, Ban Ki-moon, Jeff Koons and Tony Blair free rein to opine on a political issue, add the steerage of Katherine Keating and 90 million viewers, and a viral web sensation is born -...
Michael Short Michael Short: Dr Aron Ping D'Souza, welcome to The Zone.
Anne Davies When he graced Australian shores in the 1990s, the larger than life media mogul Conrad Black was crossing swords with that ''coarse autodidact'', former prime minister Paul Keating over foreign...
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,
Michael Gordon Some honeymoon. The first post-election Herald-Nielsen Poll is a reality check for Coalition MPs who think the election was an emphatic vote for their people and policies.
Michael Short During the past quarter of a century, many people throughout the world have been prepared to risk their lives to have the opportunity to approximate the lifestyle many Australians perhaps take for...
Gareth Hutchens In 1994, a young Tony Abbott wrote a review of a book by an economist and a political scientist, Hugh Stretton and Lionel Orchard.
Ninio Bucci and Jane Lee When the punching stopped, Sam had pummeled the man unconscious. It was December 2010 and Sam was drunk, standing between a pub and a kebab shop in a country town, about to have his first run-in with...
The Coalition's 'adults' are in charge of the country, but it's time Tony Abbott's team started growing up
Mark Kenny The same December night General Motors signed the death warrant of Holden, one of Tony Abbott's most senior ministers went looking for love.
Malcolm Knox Kerry Stokes has gone from rags to riches. But as Malcolm Knox reports, truth and closure are elusive in the story of the media mogul who is a master of reinvention.
Damien Murphy Hazel Hawke's life as an ordinary wife and mother in a postwar Australia became so extraordinary that when the country came to say goodbye, five prime ministers honoured her.