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.
This is the text of the prepared speech Treasurer Wayne Swan gave at the ALP conference.
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.
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.
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar has driven the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar drove the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record on Tuesday, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Tim Colebatch The budget has taken back the small tax cut promised for 2015 to compensate us for the shift to an emissions trading scheme saying carbon prices will be so low it will not be needed.
Peter Martin In the face of enormous pressure to return the budget to surplus quickly, Wayne Swan has run the other way.
Wayne Swan has delivered a face-saving, legacy-building budget that makes hard decisions to fund Labor's visions and goes a long way towards improving government finances over the medium term.
Daniel Hurst An extra $74 million will be channelled into federal government advertising campaigns despite the budget's bleak finances.
Tim Colebatch A sharp slump in revenue has left the federal budget looking at a potential shortfall of $17.5 billion, raising fears in business circles that the Gillard government will shut down a range of...
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has played down any potential link between a Sydney sheik and the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout.
Peter Martin Australia faces a decade of budget deficits with the annual total set to pass $60 billion in 2023 unless governments take tough action to "share the pain", an expert panel has warned.
Peter Martin Australia's inflation rate has fallen so low the Reserve Bank is rethinking economic outlook.
Concessional government loans worth $420 million will help farmers who are being "smashed" by the high Australian dollar and rising production prices, the National Farmers' Federation says.
Mark Kenny Collapsing revenue from lower company profits has blown a $12 billion hole in the federal budget this financial year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard will reveal on Monday.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard's ''prepare for pain'' warning underscores the reality that selling this pre-election budget will be an even harder task than framing it.