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The sorry tale of Lake Disappointment, the missing mining millions and Warren Mundine

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie The dusty streets of Parnngurr were filled with Toyota LandCruisers and tension. The Martu mob had come to the tiny desert town in the Western Australian outback to hear why one of its own should be...

Same-sex couples can marry in UK consulates from June

Same sex couple Claiire and Steph (white top) who hope to marry at the British consulate later this year.

Dan Harrison Same-sex couples will be able to use British laws to marry in Australian cities from June.

Slush fund royal commission: the labour movement faces its demons

March starting at the Parliament House in Perth by Western Australian Unions.

Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders The Royal Commission into union corruption could fatally wound Bill Shorten’s leadership. Or so Tony Abbott hopes. But the PM should be careful what he wishes for.

Carr shows support for Iemma

Phillip Coorey The Minister for Foreign Affairs and former NSW premier, Bob Carr, has backed his successor, Morris Iemma, entering federal Parliament.

Disaster money misused: McClelland

Hon. Robert McClelland MP holding a press conference to announce his sacking from cabinet.

By Ross Peake The Coalition has seized on a claim by former attorney-general Robert McClelland that funding for emergency services is ''shamefully inadequate''.

Inside the Rudd hit

Therese Rein wife of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wipes a tear during his press conference on Thursday 24 June 2010 Parliament House Canberra after he was deposed by Julia Gillard. Photo by Andrew Meares / Fairfax SPECIAL 2222

Maxine McKew It was one of the most brutal coups in Australian political history and Julia Gillard was at its heart.

Iemma in frame as McClelland decides to bring down curtain

Morris Iemma

Daniel Hurst, Sean Nicholls, Judith Ireland THE former federal attorney-general and prominent Kevin Rudd supporter Robert McClelland is to retire from federal politics.

Gillard in turmoil

Julia Gillard.

Mark Kenny and Jessica Wright Julia Gillard's extended election campaign has suffered another damaging blow with the shock resignation of two of Labor’s most senior Cabinet ministers, the Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and the...

Nothing doing here mate, move along

Judith Ireland dinkus

Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.

Failure to intervene: why Canberra turned its back on Prisoner X

David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.

Here comes the High Court judge ... with a black belt

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Rick Feneley The nation's second law officer is a sawmiller's son from the Hunter. He talks to Rick Feneley about his rise in an 'extreme meritocracy' and about judicial power, Christianity, the blessings of...

PM tries to tame beast risen from the grave

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

What's in a name, Shakespeare's Juliet doth often ask. For shaken Julia, it seems, the answer is quite a lot.

Minister refuses to back Gillard

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Lenore Taylor, Phillip Coorey THE fallout from Julia Gillard's ministerial reshuffle has worsened, with the Minister for Manufacturing, Kim Carr, labelling as ''absolute bullshit'' anonymous accusations that he was demoted...

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Disorder in the house but PM says hold the pop psychology

Julia Gillard

Phillip Coorey THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has brushed off questions about her poisonous personal relationship with Kevin Rudd by stressing the important thing was that they worked together professionally.

Reshuffle exposes internal dissent

Kim Carr

Phillip Coorey THE demotion of the industry minister, Kim Carr, from cabinet has become a lightning rod for internal dissent in Labor and sparked wider debate about the status of manufacturing.

PM stakes future on new-look ministry

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Phillip Coorey JULIA GILLARD has staked her recovery on a new-look ministry which emphasises her priorities of health, jobs, aged care and disability reform.

Winners and losers in Gillard's reshuffle

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Tim Lester Key supporters of Julia Gillard's rise to the prime ministership have been rewarded in her first frontbench reshuffle.

Gillard reshuffles cabinet

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her new ministerial line-up will give Labor new energy and fire power heading into 2012.

Poll blow as Gillard reshuffles

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard unveils a reshuffle set to push one senior minister out of cabinet and handsomely reward key backer Bill Shorten.

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Reshuffle won't help PM's poor polling

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Phillip Coorey SUPPORT for Labor and Julia Gillard has slid in the latest poll which comes as the Prime Minister risks fanning internal dissent with an end-of-year ministry reshuffle.