Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Kevin Rudd has joined the ranks of politicians who have changed their mind on same sex marriage.
Stephanie Peatling The day of the leader of the Opposition's budget reply but, already, Craig Thomson is making things sticky for the government. Join us for our coverage of the day in federal politics.
Stephanie Peatling Dollars, dollars everywhere but not a cent to spend. It's the day before budget, a day where speculation and rumour swirl around ahead of the release of the government's economic plan tomorrow.
Stephanie Peatling The Coalition's paid parental leave would be among the most generous in the world both in its length and the amount of money it paid to parents.
Stephanie Peatling Timing is a wonderful thing. Mother's Day is on Sunday and has had its usual build up via patronising advertisements and stories in which people talk about the enormous sacrifices their mothers made...
Stephanie Peatling, Judith Ireland Only small number of women would be eligible for maximum rate under Coalition's scheme.
Stephanie Peatling Imagine if this Parliament finished with national disability insurance scheme signed, sealed and delivered.
Stephanie Peatling The Prime Minister is seeking to make the introduction of a national disability insurance scheme one of the hallmarks of her leadership.
Stephanie Peatling The shadow treasurer, Joe Hockey, has defended the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme saying women should not be forced to take a discount on their wages when they have children.
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 A 12-metre long interactive digital ‘‘wall’’ will be the centrepiece of a four-year travelling exhibition to commemorate the Anzac centenary.
Stephanie Peatling Coalition leader Tony Abbott says the federal government's proposed education changes are too expensive and unnecessary because there is no fundamental problem with the way schools are funded.
Stephanie Peatling Coalition leader Tony Abbott says the federal government’s proposed education changes are too expensive and unnecessary because there is no fundamental problem with the way schools are funded.
Stephanie Peatling The accepted wisdom when it comes to COAG - Council of Australian Governments - is that one should never stand between the premiers and a bucketful of money.
Stephanie Peatling As fans of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister would know, a "brave decision" was always arch civil service supremo Sir Humphrey Appleby's way of saying "Do not go there for that way lies almost...
Stephanie Peatling Funding for up to 1000 new affordable rental properties will be announced by the Minister for Housing, Mark Butler, on Thursday.
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 wash up continues with a key Rudd supporter, Chris Bowen, about to resign from Cabinet. Join us for our live coverage of federal politics.
Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been elected unopposed as leader of the Labor party after she was the only nominee for the position at a caucus meeting.
Stephanie Peatling Two down, four to go - the government is one third of the way towards victory on its media reform legislation. Join us for our live coverage of federal politics.