Ross Peake Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner will challenge Tony Abbott for the first time on Monday over the Prime Minister's push to water down racial vilification laws.
Ross Peake Kevin Rudd is in no hurry to have his official portrait hung in Parliament House.
Ross Peake Former governor-general Sir William Deane has vivid memories of Nelson Mandela.
Ross Peake High-speed rail is a step closer, with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss committing the Coalition to preserving a land corridor.
Ross Peake The union movement says the federal government's commission of audit is determined to cut jobs and services by rubber stamping the Coalition's ideological approach.
Ross Peake Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a huge boost to the proposal to create an Arlington-style national war cemetery in Canberra
Ross Peake The Coalition is being urged to reconsider jobs cuts to Canberra's public service after Treasurer Joe Hockey said he was worried about the latest forecast for unemployment.
Ross Peake The end is in sight, just, in the close contest for the ACT's second Senate seat. The Australian Electoral Commission says the result should be known by Wednesday week.
Ross Peake Mike Kelly is being urged to put up his hand for the Senate vacancy expected to be created by the resignation of Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
Ross Peake Liberal Zed Seselja has fallen fractionally below one third of the primary votes as counting continues in the tight ACT Senate race.
Ross Peake The new Afghanistan exhibition at the Australian War Memorial is intended to become a place of healing. Veterans from the war will also find it is an emotional experience to visit the exhibition.
Ross Peake Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott will cease election campaigning briefly on Tuesday evening to attend the launch of an Afghanistan exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.
Ross Peake A crisis meeting of the public sector union is extending the suspension of its election campaign support of the Labor Party in protest at the federal government's plans to cut another $1.
Ross Peake, Markus Mannhein and David McLennan Bonuses for senior bureaucrats should not be provided to produce a single outcome, such as reducing red tape, the federal Coalition was told on Wednesday.
Ross Peake The Auditor-General has raised concerns about the confidentiality of details given to private debt collection agencies who chase people owing money to Centrelink.
Ross Peake As the removalist van arrived to move Julia Gillard out from The Lodge, just across the road Kevin Rudd was pretending to pitch a winner.
Ross Peake ACT senator Kate Lundy is brushing off the snub of not being contacted by the PM when he was handing out jobs.
Ross Peake Kevin Rudd must put an end to shambolic management in his office if he wishes to rebuild relations with the public service.
Ross Peake Federal Parliament has finally passed landmark legislation to protect public servants who blow the whistle on government corruption and maladministration.
Ross Peake Public servants are allowed to begin consultations with the opposition from Thursday before a possible change of government in September.