David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.
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...
Daniel Hurst, Sean Nicholls, Judith Ireland THE former federal attorney-general and prominent Kevin Rudd supporter Robert McClelland is to retire from federal politics.
By Ross Peake The Coalition has seized on a claim by former attorney-general Robert McClelland that funding for emergency services is ''shamefully inadequate''.
Maxine McKew It was one of the most brutal coups in Australian political history and Julia Gillard was at its heart.
Phillip Coorey The Minister for Foreign Affairs and former NSW premier, Bob Carr, has backed his successor, Morris Iemma, entering federal Parliament.
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...
What's in a name, Shakespeare's Juliet doth often ask. For shaken Julia, it seems, the answer is quite a lot.
Ross Peake The bitterness in Labor's leadership struggle is intensifying rapidly, with Julia Gillard for the first time directly accusing Kevin Rudd of betraying Labor and sabotaging the 2010 campaign that...
Phillip Coorey The ministers who have backed Kevin Rudd in today's ballot say they are prepared to stay on the frontbench should Julia Gillard want them.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard is keeping her frontbench sweating, refusing to rule out punishing those ministers who publicly backed Kevin Rudd in this week's bitter leadership battle.
David Ellery Today's planned release of details about the Anzac Parade National Boer War Memorial has thrust the controversial execution 110 years ago of two Australians convicted of war crimes back into the...
All eyes are on Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is today expected to name her third ministerial line-up in 18 months.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has stared down her own cabinet to name former NSW premier Bob Carr as the government's new foreign minister.
With the sun finally shining over Canberra, Julia Gillard's new ministry was sworn in by Governor-General Quentin Bryce yesterday.
Australia's housing shortfall is expected to blow out to more than 640,000 in 20 years, prompting industry calls for tax cuts and other measures to stop prices going through the roof.
Markus Mannheim Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese approved $28 million in grants against his department's advice, and another $3 million worth of roads projects in his own electorate, in breach of government...
Ross Peake ACT Liberal senator Gary Humphries is alarmed at revelations from the minister responsible for Australia's emergency services that funding is being compromised.
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...