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Jonathan Swan is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the Canberra bureau, Parliament House.
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Federal bureaucrats are spending more than $62,000 a day on taxis, with costs escalating over the past few months.
Jonathan Swan, Fergus Hunter An Abbott government push to allow private health insurers to cover GP visits would create a US-style two-tier health system and drive up doctors' fees, experts warn.
Jonathan Swan Australia Post is in financial crisis, with 900 job cuts to be announced this week and more pain to follow unless urgent action is taken.
Jonathan Swan The future of the daily mail service is in jeopardy as Australia Post faces forecast losses totalling billions of dollars, with 900 jobs set to be cut as early as Tuesday.
Jonathan Swan and Fergus Hunter An Abbott government push to allow private health insurers to cover GP visits would create a US-style two-tier health system and drive up doctors' fees, experts have warned.
Jonathan Swan, Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has defended not holding talks with economic leaders in Washington and New York this week amid claims he deliberately snubbed them.
Jonathan Swan and Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has defended not holding talks with key economic leaders in Washington and New York this week amid claims he has deliberately snubbed them after initially checking their availability.
Alexandra Smith, Jonathan Swan Students will be hit with double fees for some arts degrees and at least 55 per cent rises for engineering and science degrees at the University of Sydney under the federal government's controversial...
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Taxpayers were charged $150,000 for Prince Harry's two-night visit to Australia last October, Senate documents reveal.
Gareth Hutchens and Jonathan Swan Experts say the policy could widen the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous health.
Jonathan Swan Coalition MPs are secretly defying Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis by drafting an alternative proposal for changes to the race hate laws.
Jonathan Swan Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.
Jonathan Swan Coalition MPs have questioned the Abbott government's policy of appointing a regulator with the power to force social media companies to remove material deemed harmful to children.
Heath Aston, Jonathan Swan Hundreds of drought-battered farmers will be able to access discount loans of up to $1 million within a week - but the farming sector says it will push for more ''long-term'' financial support.
David Wroe, Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott has defended Immigration Minister Scott Morrison against calls for him to be sacked, saying the Australian people would not want a ''wimp'' defending their borders.
Jonathan Swan and Nick Ralston The wife of prominent broadcaster Ray Hadley has withdrawn her apprehended violence order application against her husband 24 hours after she first went to police.
Peter Wilson, Jonathan Swan Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged the Abbott government not to abandon Australia's role as what she calls "a pioneer" in the debate on climate change.
Senator Don Farrell backs down on move to SA politics after Premier Jay Weatherill threatens to quit
Jonathan Swan Labor senator Don Farrell has pulled out of the preselection race for a safe state seat after South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill threatened to quit.
Jonathan Swan Premier Jay Weatherill says he will consider resigning if outgoing Senator Don Farrell is pre-selected for a safe Labor seat before the March election.
Dan Harrison, Jonathan Swan Health Minister Peter Dutton says new figures showing an escalation in health spending demonstrate why the government must cut ''waste'' in health.