Gareth Hutchens and James Massola The Abbott government defied the advice of John Howard and Peter Costello when it axed Australia's top economic official.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility...
Dan Harrison The Prime Minister is ''deeply concerned'' about Australian journalist Peter Greste, now jailed in Egypt, and the government has made representations for his release, a spokesman said, as images of...
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott thought about offering one of his senators a diplomatic posting. Not so much because he thought it would be a good appointment but because he wanted him out of the way.
Tony Wright The classic upbringing in a dirt-floor log cabin has been in lamentably short supply among the political class since Abe Lincoln, but when you're wooing foresters, a prime minister could barely do...
Bianca Hall The federally funded 'green army' will strike young workers from official dole figures.
Ross Peake Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner will challenge Tony Abbott for the first time on Monday over the Prime Minister's push to water down racial vilification laws.
David Wroe, Sarah Whyte and Philip Wen Manus Island's police chief has blasted the Abbott government's running of the immigration detention camp on the island, suggesting the recent fatal violence could have been avoided.
Tony Abbott approved decision to release cabinet papers to the royal commission into Labor's botched home insulation scheme
Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott personally approved a decision to make cabinet documents available to the royal commission into the Rudd government's botched home insulation scheme.
James Massola Labor elder statesman Martin Ferguson says the ALP should support the return of the Coalition's construction watchdog, industrial relations reforms and warned Australia's high labour costs and low...
Kim Arlington Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to finalise by September a draft for amending the constitution to recognise Aboriginal people as the first Australians.
Mark Kenny, Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott says appointing Australia's former top soldier as governor-general was a case of the best person for the job and installing someone who could deliver leadership beyond politics.
Heath Aston, James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a clear indication the government is moving towards stripping the ABC of its foreign broadcast service, the Australia Network.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott won't say whether a lifeboat pictured aground in Indonesia was used by Australian authorities to send back asylum seekers.
James Massola, Sean Nicholls, Josh Gordon Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to shine a ''great big spotlight'' on union corruption and accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of protecting his allies in the trade union movement, rather...
Ben Schneiders Workers at SPC Ardmona are hardly likely to be eating oysters and drinking champagne for breakfast each day.
Michael Bachelard The Coalition's pre-election promise was clear and unequivocal: in the first 100 days of office, the Coalition government would take ''immediate action'' to reclaim control of Australia's borders.
Clancy Yeates Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left open the possibility of easing foreign ownership restrictions on Qantas as he warned management to take responsibility for the airline's future, saying it is...
The Coalition's 'adults' are in charge of the country, but it's time Tony Abbott's team started growing up
Mark Kenny The same December night General Motors signed the death warrant of Holden, one of Tony Abbott's most senior ministers went looking for love.
David Ellery Prime Minister Tony Abbott has no plans to sign off on changes to the disability support pension.