Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has renewed his attack on Queensland premier Campbell Newman, calling him ‘‘cold-hearted and callous’’ for refusing to fund a trial of the National Disability Insurance...
Clive Palmer says he wants to stand against Treasurer Wayne Swan at the next federal election.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan clashes with Sydney broadcaster Ray Hadley over the government's botched insulation scheme.
Watch Wayne Swan deliver the 2010 Budget in a speech to MPs in Canberra.
This is the text of the prepared speech Treasurer Wayne Swan gave at the ALP conference.
Dan Harrison, Gareth Hutchens Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has stopped holding weekly news conferences on asylum seeker boat arrivals, instead issuing a written statement with no opportunity for journalists to ask...
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott is promising again and again that he will lead a 'methodical, measured, calm' government. But he's overlooking something.
Jonathan Swan, Lisa Visentin Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce billed taxpayers nearly $5000 for ''official business'' travel while attending rugby league games, as senior ministers hint it is inevitable the Abbott government...
Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders Proposed and seconded by the meeting chair and former Victorian union secretary Cesar Melhem, the resolution was passed ''unanimously'' by a ''show of hands''. Or so the minutes claim.
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"...
Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland An Abbott government would dump the baby bonus entirely - even the reduced, means-tested payments proposed by Labor, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has said.
Carolyn Webb and Catherine Chisholm Hazel Hawke has died peacefully after succumbing to complications of dementia, her family announced on Thursday.
Tim Colebatch The Labor government oversaw one of the world's best economic performances and then lost its way. Where is Tony Abbott heading?
Ross Peake As the removalist van arrived to move Julia Gillard out from The Lodge, just across the road Kevin Rudd was pretending to pitch a winner.
Benjamin Law Undaunted by repeated electoral failure, Pauline Hanson is to again fly the One Nation flag in an attempt to woo voters. Benjamin Law goes on the hustings with "The Redhead You Can Trust".
Daniel Hurst An extra $74 million will be channelled into federal government advertising campaigns despite the budget's bleak finances.
Peter Martin Treasurer Chris Bowen has recast Labor's economic message, warning of an uncertain outlook that will require "careful management".
In Hollywood, the sniper is depicted as a loner. In real life, snipers rarely work alone. They operate with a spotter in a highly skilled team.
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.