David Wroe and Nick O'Malley Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't plan to adopt a broader doctrine of intervening around the world to solve humanitarian crises beyond the current Iraq emergency.
Latika Bourke Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.
Peter Martin and Jessica Gardner Mum and dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health fund following a decision by the government to sell Medibank Private by Christmas.
Nick Miller For now, Operation Bring Them Home has become Operation Wait and See. While Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirmed his pledge to leave none of Australia's flight MH17 crash victims left abandoned in a...
Peter Hartcher and John Garnaut The Abbott government has discussed with the Obama administration the subject that was supposed to be unmentionable between them – climate change.
Tom Allard and Anna Patty Tony Abbott's political career soared after he midwifed work for the dole. Now he wants to quadruple its size, even though the evidence says it doesn't work.
Latika Bourke Legislation for Tony Abbott’s prized $5.5 billion paid parental leave scheme has been quietly shelved and is unlikely to be put to the parliament this calendar year
Tom Allard Abbott's shown real leadership
Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused Russia of attempting to wash its hands of any responsibility for the MH17 disaster and blamed pro-Russian forces for blocking access to the crash site.
Noel Towell Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts.
Nick O'Malley As foreign affairs officials in Canberra planned Tony Abbott's visit to Washington next week, another Australian was already here, quietly checking the vital signs of Australia's most important...
Sally Willoughby He has cycled the grounds of Tokyo's Imperial Palace and been spotted on the steep incline of Red Hill behind Parliament House.
Jonathan Swan and Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has defended not holding talks with key economic leaders in Washington and New York this week amid claims he has deliberately snubbed them after initially checking their availability.
Mark Kenny Unlocking hundreds of billions of dollars held in the giant Canadian retirement savings sector is a key objective of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's lightning visit to Ottawa on Sunday and Monday in the...
Mark Kenny Australian defence forces could once again be involved in military action in a ''rapidly deteriorating'' Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed, after his first bilateral meeting with US...
Jane Lee, Benjamin Preiss, Matthew Knott The Abbott government will have to grant $243.5 million to state and territory governments to continue its national schools chaplaincy program after a Queensland father successfully challenged its...
James Massola Greens leader Christine Milne says Prime Minister Tony Abbott is governing in the interests of mining magnates and media moguls and predicts he will be unable to manage an unruly Senate after July 1.
Matthew Knott and Madeleine Heffernan ABC managing director Mark Scott says savings identified at the ABC should be reinvested into the broadcaster.
Saffron Howden Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told a press conference in China he is increasingly confident that signals received in the search for MH370 are from the plane's black box.
James Massola, Anna Patty, Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland The Abbott government is actively considering raising the pension age to 70 and changing indexation arrangements for the payments in the budget.