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Hopes pay rise won't be lost in the shadows

Peter Jean The federal opposition hopes that the Remuneration Tribunal will agree to ''transitional arrangements'' to ensure that none of its shadow ministers have to miss out on hefty pay rises.

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Albanese, Abbott, dragged Kelly back from the brink

Peter Jean As the Labor caucus engaged in a very public slanging match about the leadership last week, Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly was considering whether to give up his career in politics.

Canberra MPs back Gillard

Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean LOCAL REACTION: The ACT's Labor MPs have welcomed Julia Gillard's win in today's leadership ballot, and are relieved it is over.

Voters receive direct call from Washington

Peter Jean Kevin Rudd has reached out for the support of the voters who were furious and felt disen- franchised when he was dumped without warning from the prime ministership in 2010.

Government unfit for office: Abbott

Peter Jean Labor's leadership crisis had demonstrated that the minority government was unfit to continue in office, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night.

Family shows support via Twitter messages

Peter Jean The family that Tweets together stays together.

Retired pollies fight for perks

Peter Jean Former federal politicians have threatened to launch court action to prevent the federal government from reining in their taxpayer-funded travel entitlements and from blocking ''windfall'' pension...

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PM's camp calls Rudd party-wrecker

Ross Peake, Peter Jean Julia Gillard's camp now believes Kevin Rudd will be seen as a ''Labor Party wrecker'' after his decision to bring the leadership tension into the open.

Obesity harms mothers, babies: study

Peter Jean Increasing rates of weight problems among pregnant women are causing adverse outcomes for mothers and their babies, many preschoolers are not getting enough exercise and almost one quarter of...

Rudd backers wary of Gillard ambush

Rudd replies: 'Unusual' the video was leaked now (Thumbnail)

Peter Jean Supporters of Kevin Rudd fear an overseas trip may make it impossible for the Foreign Minister to campaign effectively if Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a Labor leadership ballot next week.

Assessing the alternatives

Peter Jean P atients seeking reassurance about their doctor's medical qualifications usually have to look no further than the certificates hanging on the walls behind the medico's desk.

Proposal to research indigenous medicines

Peter Jean Traditional medicines that have been used by indigenous Australians for thousands of years may eventually be sold in pharmacies and health food shops around the world, under a plan by the...

Penny Wong and partner expecting first baby


Peter Jean Finance Minister Penny Wong has announced her partner Sophie Allouache is pregnant.

Stanhope resigns as ACT Chief Minister

Jon Stanhope, ACT chief minister

Peter Jean and David McLennan Jon Stanhope announces that he will resign as ACT Chief Minister.