Peter Jean Finance Minister Penny Wong has announced her partner Sophie Allouache is pregnant.
Federal Finance Minister Penny Wong and her gay partner are having a baby.
Heath Aston Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended Papua New Guinea's moves to end a judicial inquiry into human rights inside the Manus Island detention centre.
Heath Aston Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended Papua New Guinea's moves to torpedo a judicial inquiry into human rights inside the Manus Island detention centre.
Rachel Olding It’s not quite bikini weather but that hasn’t stopped Sydney’s most flamboyant crowd from donning their pink g-strings and sequin-studded bras.
Jonathan Swan Premier Jay Weatherill says he will consider resigning if outgoing Senator Don Farrell is pre-selected for a safe Labor seat before the March election.
Senator Don Farrell backs down on move to SA politics after Premier Jay Weatherill threatens to quit
Jonathan Swan Labor senator Don Farrell has pulled out of the preselection race for a safe state seat after South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill threatened to quit.
Daniel Hurst The Productivity Commission will launch an inquiry into how Australia’s childcare system can be improved to meet the needs of modern families.
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,
Gareth Hutchens South Korean corporations will be able to sue the Australian government under a new historic free trade agreement.
Peter Hannam and David Wroe A sweltering 2013, Australia's hottest year on record, is the product of climate change and the warming trend is set to continue, experts say.
Michael Gordon and Mark Kenny Kevin Rudd has dumped Julia Gillard's proposed September 14 election date and is weighing up whether to go earlier or delay the poll to maximise his chances of rebuilding public confidence in the...
Mark Kenny Outgoing Labor stalwart Simon Crean has warned colleagues to hold Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to his word to ensure Labor does not again degenerate into a ''one-man show''.
Peter Cai John Nguyen and Wesa Chau are in the race to become the first Asian-born member of the House of Representatives.
Chris Johnson Tony Abbott is under an election eve attack over an apparent $70 billion black hole in his campaign policies, with the government insisting the opposition would have to ''cut to the bone'' in health...
Paul Bibby A former candidate from Bob Katter's Australia Party who likened gays and lesbians to paedophiles during an interview on the campaign trail has been found to have engaged in homosexual vilification...
Heath Aston, Dan Harrison Christian groups calling for referendum on gay marriage say Australians will reject change to the status quo.
Wayne Swan has delivered a face-saving, legacy-building budget that makes hard decisions to fund Labor's visions and goes a long way towards improving government finances over the medium term.
Chris Johnson Labor MPs are expressing two views about former prime minister Kevin Rudd's vow to lift his profile in arguing the government's case in the lead-up to the next election.
Advocates will shift their focus to legalising same sex marriage at the state level, after Federal MPs yesterday voted down a bill which would have allowed gay couples to marry.