Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.
Natalie O'brien Desperate families have been forced to leave their homes on Norfolk Island and there are fears many more will follow after the federal government backed away from a financial reform package that...
Heath Aston Australians would vote in a referendum on gay marriage as soon as September under a radical proposal by independent MP Tony Windsor, supported by the Greens and other crossbenchers.
Michael Gordon The TV cameras on both sides of the corridor that leads from the Prime Minister's suite to the House of Representatives were the dead give-away.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working on major changes to her ministerial line up but won't confirm if more firings are imminent.
Jonathan Swan Federal government to cut TV licence fees in exchange for more Australian content.
By Steve Dow Australia has lost a $200 million film by the makers of the Matrix movies that would have employed 2000 people because the federal government refuses to increase financial support, apart from a...
Andrew Taylor Head of Australia Council for the Arts says there is nothing conspiratorial in her impending departure.
John Howard THE Bali attack in October 2002 rocked Australia to its very core. It was an act of murderous terrorism, claiming the most lives in a single incident outside Australia, except in wartime.
Tony Abbott We turn to each other in adversity, and often the worst can bring out our best.
Matt Wade, Michelle Grattan HOW do you get India's attention? Give Sachin Tendulkar a gong.
Matt Wade, Michelle Grattan How do you get India's attention? Give Sachin Tendulkar a gong.
Markus Mannheim THE days of paper-pushing bureaucrats may be coming to an end because the government can no longer afford to put it off.
Markus Mannheim The pipedream of the paperless office will be within reach in three years – because taxpayers can no longer afford to put it off.
Julieanne Strachan Australian acting, directing and producing heavyweights have sounded the alarm over the future of local content on free-to-air and subscription television because the federal government has not...
Lenore Taylor, Phillip Coorey LINDSAY TANNER says his book criticising the Labor Party and the poll-driven ''panic'' that led to the coup against Kevin Rudd was not designed to help provoke another leadership change.
Markus Mannheim A woman who asked for copies of her father's military records was given a bundle of papers showing he had a sexually transmitted disease and a history of misconduct.
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''.
In 2012, it is possible to interview the incoming chairman of the National Library of Australia about his new role with no mention of the word "books".
Bianca Hall For the first time, all Australian students will study dance, drama, media arts, music and the visual arts until year 10, under a draft national curriculum issued yesterday.