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...
This is the text of the prepared speech Treasurer Wayne Swan gave at the ALP conference.
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.
Mark Kenny Large multinational corporations are unlikely to be calling the removalists just yet after Thursday's announcement that the Senate will examine the adequacy of tax laws.
Jacqueline Maley It was like a reunion of the 43rd parliament, except, well, it was pleasant. The harbour was drenched in the solar glitter of the Sydney spring.
Jacqueline Maley It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.
Ben Schneiders and Anna Patty National Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon requested that an international money transfer be used to send $20,000 to his political allies in another union.
Anna Patty and Ben Schneiders The Transport Workers Union used an international redraw facility to transfer money interstate to another union and kept poor records of tens of thousands of dollars in other cash payments, a royal...
Ben Schneiders Kevin Rudd was always hands on. No detail was too small for his expert gaze ... even secretly editing the history of his government
Peter Martin Information withheld from the budget shows high income couples may suffer scarcely at all while low income families on benefits could lose as much as 10 per cent of their incomes.
James Massola, Gareth Hutchens Wayne Swan has accused the government of launching ''intergenerational warfare'' against under 35s in the budget and savaging pensioners and low income earners, citing new analysis prepared for the...
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 Martin Qantas and a key shareholder in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia's top competition regulator has warned.
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.
Michael Bachelard, Jakarta The Asian Century white paper's focus on language studies and people-to-people links has been warmly welcomed in Jakarta, despite a view that the policy simply mimics the US's ''pivot to Asia''.
THE AUSTRALIAN Greens are calling on the Labor government to revert to the old planned mining tax to find another $26 billion in revenue in the next four years.