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.
Mark Kenny Clive Palmer's insistence on harsh penalties for companies caught withholding price cuts after the abolition of the carbon tax, has fuelled the impression that the Abbott government is being dictated...
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Taxpayers were charged $150,000 for Prince Harry's two-night visit to Australia last October, Senate documents reveal.
Jill Stark A national program to protect gay high school students from bullying and discrimination is being undermined by the Abbott government's chaplaincy scheme, according to campaigners who fear...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Labor appears to have eased back on the so-called gender wars with Finance Minister Penny Wong calms for calm.
Bianca Hall Universities are in uproar over yesterday's mid-year budget cuts of more than $1 billion to the sector.
Markus Mannheim The federal government has offered the bureaucracy a slight reprieve from its austerity drive, funding an extra 1300 full-time jobs this financial year.