Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hosed down suggestions he has described Rupert Murdoch as a ‘‘demented plutocrat,’’ arguing the News Corp head is the ‘‘most normal’’ media mogul he knows.
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed further deregulation of the media industry as he praised media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the ''most normal'' proprietor he knows.
Kate McClymont and Deborah Snow Janice Hardacre has never forgotten the odd conversation she had with her then colleague, Michael Williamson, 20 years ago.
Kate McClymont, Deborah Snow Janice Hardacre has never forgotten the odd conversation she had with her then colleague, Michael Williamson, 20 years ago.
Heath Aston The coalition will divert election resources from the vacant seats of Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott and increase focus on winning marginal seats in Sydney and Melbourne to fight a much "tighter"...
Anne Davies, Sean Nicholls and Linton Besser 'There are two types of people in the Labor Party,' says one senior NSW MP. ''Those who bent the knee and kissed Eddie's ring, and those who kept their distance because they thought him so odious.'
Heath Aston Football jumpers emblazoned with betting company logos and gambling advertisements at sporting grounds could be banned after a parliamentary committee raised concerns about the effect the punting...
Colin Kruger Controversial bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, has come out in defence of his high-profile marketing and promotion of sports betting during the broadcasts of Australia's most popular sports.
Deborah Snow Turnbull warned if an Abbott government went for budget cuts, he couldn't quarantine the ABC.
Jason Dowling Teenage fans of video games that simulate gambling are more likely to convert their habits to real losses, according to new research.
Heath Aston The online betting industry has caved in to public pressure and will push for a ban on the promotion of live odds in sports broadcasts.
Heath Aston and Colin Kruger An unmistakable message for government is now emerging: Stop this now.
Heath Aston Labor has cut more than $250 million from the cost of doing business for television networks since 2010 but Communications Minister Stephen Conroy insists the industry can't afford to forgo the...
Peter Hannam Talks to head off an asbestos crisis linked to the national broadband rollout are under way as the government prepares urgent legislation on a new national asbestos register and telco giant Telstra...
Dylan Welch Australia's intelligence watchdog has declared she is on the lookout for whether a proposal to embark upon one of the biggest expansions of security powers in a decade will lead to an imbalance...
Lucy Battersby Federal government to spend a further $15m advertising the National Broadband Network.
Maxine McKew It was one of the most brutal coups in Australian political history and Julia Gillard was at its heart.
Clay Lucas Elections now under way offer the scandal-ridden Health Services Union an opportunity for renewal.
Andrew Darby ABC boss Mark Scott has provoked an outcry after axing its Tasmanian television production unit.
Phillip Coorey Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been forced to withdraw Australia's support for Israel in an upcoming United Nations vote after being opposed by the vast majority of her cabinet and warned she would...