Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Stamp duty should be scrapped, with the loss in state governments' revenue recouped from an increase in the goods and services tax, the Property Council of Australia has proposed.
Stephanie Peatling Childcare and medical organisations have welcomed the federal government's decision to strip parents who are conscientious objectors to childhood vaccination of family tax and childcare payments.
Stephanie Peatling A politician's career can be made – or not – with a successful committee interrogation. Labor Senator Sam Dastyari✓ must surely be feeling the same thrill as he limbers up to...
Stephanie Peatling Prince Harry has completed his only public engagement during a month long military secondment in Australia beginning on Monday.
Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signalled sweeping changes to national security, including a tougher stance on who qualifies for residency, citizenship and welfare payments.
Stephanie Peatling and Chloe Booker As many as 700 detainees on Manus Island have joined a hunger strike that doctors say the detention centre will be ill-equipped to manage amid fears that lives could be lost.
Latika Bourke and Stephanie Peatling Former prime minister John Howard has slammed a lone federal call to relax gun laws in the wake of the fatal Sydney siege as "simplistic and flawed".
Stephanie Peatling Good morning and welcome to the first day of the last parliamentary fortnight for the year. But it's not all Christmas drinks and cheer, no siree.
Stephanie Peatling The $254 million to be slashed from the ABC's budget dwarfs the $59 million in savings identified in a recent efficiency review, Mark Scott has revealed during an impassioned defence of the public...
STEPHANIE PEATLING The value of work done by childcare educators will be tested in a historic equal pay case to be lodged with the industrial arbiter on Monday.
Stephanie Peatling Children growing up in single parent families are one of the groups most likely to face ongoing and entrenched disadvantage, a new report warns.
Stephanie Peatling Cost of raising children up 50 per cent past five, new modelling shows.
Stephanie Peatling The Coalition will scrap the Gonksi education reforms if elected. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the education changes are too expensive and unnecessary because there is no fundamental problem...
Stephanie Peatling The New Zealand Parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage on Wednesday night, a move Australian campaigners said would encourage gay and lesbian couples to travel overseas to formalise their...
Stephanie Peatling The leading print media companies have united to call on the federal government to consult them about potentially sweeping media law changes that may restrict the way journalists operate.
Stephanie Peatling Australia has one of the lowest rates of enrolment in preschool in the developed world and spends less on early childhood education than any other comparable country, the OECD says.
Stephanie Peatling In the 17th century, the role of aide-de-camp was created as a kind of emissary for commanders on European battlefields and to carry out whatever organisational functions were needed during conflict.
Stephanie Peatling Australia has one of the lowest rates of enrolment of children in preschool in the developed world and spends less on early childhood education than any other comparable country, according to the...
Stephanie Peatling The public service is revolting against reforms brought in by the federal government to make it easier and cheaper for people to use freedom-of-information laws.
Stephanie Peatling Operators want reabte paid directly as part of a plan to tackle the cost and availability of care.