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Stephanie Peatling

Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to Government House, where he asked the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, to ...

Governing during a campaign

The practice is that although the government remains in power it does not take any actions that would bind the next government

A baby being vaccinated.

Vaccination stance on payments supported

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.

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.

Military report puts case for family focus

THE Australian Defence Force will be urged to become more family-friendly and adopt practices such as job sharing, working from home and flexible hours to change its culture.