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.
Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
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.
Phillip Coorey The Minister for Foreign Affairs and former NSW premier, Bob Carr, has backed his successor, Morris Iemma, entering federal Parliament.
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.
Daniel Hurst, Sean Nicholls, Judith Ireland THE former federal attorney-general and prominent Kevin Rudd supporter Robert McClelland is to retire from federal politics.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Tim Lester Key supporters of Julia Gillard's rise to the prime ministership have been rewarded in her first frontbench reshuffle.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her new ministerial line-up will give Labor new energy and fire power heading into 2012.
Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard unveils a reshuffle set to push one senior minister out of cabinet and handsomely reward key backer Bill Shorten.
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.
Phillip Coorey JULIA GILLARD will expand her cabinet rather than force some people out against their will in a reshuffle designed to minimise the backlash against her leadership while reshaping the government for...