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.
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...
The Queen's Birthday honours list features Australians from all walks of life - from the state's top judge to a Fairy called Sparkle. The Herald spoke to some of the recipients.
Mark Kenny, James Massola Labor leader Bill Shorten was doing more than channelling Paul Keating in his hard-hitting budget reply speech on May 15, for which he received sustained applause from the packed - and stacked -...
Tony Wright It's a crowded world out there. All those voices hollering for attention. Shout loud enough and someone may hear.
Medicare was always a dogfight. It became law in the most extraordinary circumstances: one of a handful of bills passed during the only joint sitting of Federal Parliament in the nation's history,...
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.
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.
Dan Harrison A preference system that can be gamed and an electoral administration that loses ballot boxes.
Michael Short The Zone speaks to Andrew Mahar, co-founder of WithOneSeed, about the social enterprise focused on rehabilitating the forests of East Timor.
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,
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 -...
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.