A federal coalition government will face mounting pressure from Liberal states to increase the GST rate, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.
Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s CSIRO divisions are bracing for "significant" job losses after the national science organisation announced significant budget cuts for the upcoming financial year would see about 200 jobs...
Ross Peake A high-speed train into Canberra would travel through a tunnel under Mount Ainslie and terminate at a station to be built on the eastern fringe of Civic, according to a study commissioned by the...
John Garnaut Canberra's leading mandarins have formed a secret task force to cope with the unprecedented challenges of rising China.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
Tony Trobe Welcome to By Design, a new column by Canberra architect Tony Trobe on big-picture planning and design issues.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the federal government is working with local and state authorities to support communities affected by bushfires across Tasmania.
Jonathan Swan Federal government to cut TV licence fees in exchange for more Australian content.
Bianca Hall THE United Nations has given Australia a month to show how it will ensure the mental and physical safety of two refugees, one of whom tried to commit suicide this month.
Fairfax Media photographer Alex Ellinghausen captures a series of behind the scenes images as the Prime Minister Julia Gillard hosts the finalists of the Australian of the Year Awards 2013 at The...
Rachel Wells Australia's largest tobacco franchise could be in breach of state laws.
Prince Charles and Camilla on their final day of six-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Jacqueline Maley THE Asian century has a lot to answer for. It may have given rise to the burgeoning Asian middle class and the opportunity to spread the benefits of their boom (to us) but it has also incited some...
With Joe Hockey in a tutu, Tony Abbott boogeying, Julia Gillard shaking it, Kevin Rudd walking like an Egyptian and Wayne Swan jamming, it turns out federal politicians are the perfect candidates for...
Jacqueline Maley At the Parliament House memorial yesterday, amid the grief there was a little joy.
Stephanie Gardiner Stranded in Tripoli, scared and wrongly embroiled in a political scandal because of a piece of ''scurrilous'' gossip, Australian aid worker Alexandra Bean desperately needs the federal government's...
Nicky Phillips In a small control room in a building south-west of Australia's capital, a team of astronomers and engineers prepares to make the most important call of their careers.
Nicky Phillips In a small control room in a building south-west of the nation's capital, a team of astronomers and engineers prepare to make the most important call of their career.
Daniel Flitton Here is a job ad for an escape from the daily grind. Salary in excess of $220,000, move to New York, plush apartment, every day a new challenge.
Farah Farouque Asylum seekers arriving by boat will again be locked up in detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea after deadlock-breaking legislation passed both houses of parliament.