Bianca Hall, Jonathan Swan and David Wroe Labor will remain a party riven with deep and vicious differences despite Prime Minister Julia Gillard staring down the leadership challenge, the Coalition says.
Bianca Hall Legislation setting up the National Disability Insurance Scheme has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle on Thursday, sparking a rare congratulations for the government from the opposition benches.
Bianca Hall Fears have been raised for the welfare of about a dozen asylum seekers who have been held in detention for more than two years, with no immediate hope of release.
Bianca Hall A Labor-dominated parliamentary committee has found that the federal government's move to force single parents off parenting payments, and onto the lower Newstart allowance, could be a breach of...
Bianca Hall and Mark Kenny Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has laughed off suggestions he has designs on the party's leadership, categorically ruling out challenging leader Warren Truss for the top job.
Bianca Hall Population growth is ''causing or exacerbating all of Australia's major problems'', according to a new political party created for the September election.
Bianca Hall Coalition votes against bid to have Parliament's upper house condemn vilification of asylum seekers and refugees.
Bianca Hall The chances of a referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government being held on election day in September are receding because Victoria and Western Australia are refusing to support...
Bianca Hall The treatment of some migrant workers on 457 visas is ''tantamount to slavery'', says the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Bianca Hall The federal government's mining tax is 'a crude form of control of the states', Andrew Forrest's lawyer told the High Court on Wednesday.
Bianca Hall The federal government's minerals resource rent tax is unconstitutional because it imposes different tax rates on miners in different states and territories, the High Court has heard.
Bianca Hall Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has refused to answer questions about he was briefed before Scott Morrison made controversial comments about asylum seekers on bridging visas needing ''behavioural...
Bianca Hall The federal government's top legal adviser has told Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs she cannot visit Nauru and Manus Island to assess and act on complaints from asylum seekers...
Bianca Hall The federal government's top legal adviser has told Australia's Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs she cannot visit Nauru and Manus Island to assess and act on complaints from asylum seekers...
Bianca Hall Asylum seekers living in the community on bridging visas are about 45 times less likely to be charged with a crime than members of the general public.
Bianca Hall ASYLUM seekers living in the community on bridging visas are about 45 times less likely to be charged with a crime than members of the public.
Bianca Hall Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will file formal complaints with the Australian Communications and Media Authority over recent comments made by the opposition and ''shock jocks'' about asylum...
Bianca Hall A self-styled Muslim cleric accused of sending offensive letters to the families of dead diggers has had his appeal against the charge dismissed.
Bianca Hall Hunger strikes and suicide attempts by asylum seekers on Nauru will not get them ''anywhere'', the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said on Monday.
Bianca Hall Hunger strikes and suicide attempts by asylum seekers on Nauru won't get asylum seekers ''anywhere'', Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Monday.