Philip Dorling ASIO has declassified secret files that shed new light on one of the most dramatic cases of Cold War espionage in Australia's history
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar has driven the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Daniel Flitton Broadcaster ending more than 70 years of beaming news on high frequency into Asia.
Tony Wright Election years are a wonderful time for Big Ideas. You may, or may not, recall the marvellously named Multifunction Polis.
The Heckler The passing of Margaret Thatcher had friends and foes worldwide digging deep for memories good and ill.
James Button's tale of being a PM's words man is also a memoir of his famous father.
Chris Johnson Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser has hit out at the party he once led, saying it has strayed too far to the right and has lost the vision of founder Robert Menzies.
Chris Johnson Tony Abbott pushed his luck a bit too far yesterday and became the first opposition leader to be ejected from Parliament in more than a quarter of a century.
Damien Murphy Passengers on Pan Am flight 808 to Saigon were amused by the 29 men in short-sleeved business shirts and slacks with identical briefcases lining up outside lavatories during the short flight only to...
Misha Schubert WHEN Tony Abbott, at the National Press Club last week, invoked academic Robert Manne dismissing Julia Gillard as ''the least impressive prime minister since Billy McMahon'', the Liberal crowd...
Judith Ireland Bob Katter says he wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister again.
Kelly Burke The monarchy bestows exclusive approbation on a 'very honoured' John Howard.
Kelly Burke NOT since Sir Robert Menzies has the monarchy bestowed such approbation on an Australian politician.
Bob Katter wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister again.
Mark Metherell Kevin Rudd now could now achieve what no Australian has done before - become prime minister of the same government twice.
Mark Metherell In his devastation, Kevin Rudd could take comfort from the experience of another one-time prime minister who lost the support of his own side: Robert Menzies.
David Humphries The first things Melburnians want to know are the school you attended and the football team you support.
David Humphries IN ALL of sports-mad Australia, only Melbourne would turn on a state funeral of such extraordinary energy to honour a man whose life was defined by athletic achievement, even though his exploits were...
Phillip Thomson Lee Rhiannon says she is no radical or hardliner, about to steer the new-look Greens to fringe positions.
Susan Wyndham WHEN Patrick White won the first Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel Voss in 1957, he said: ''I am going to buy a hi-fi set and a kitchen stove''.