Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Self-funded retirees are set to be among those who gain the most from the combined effects of the federal government's tax changes and carbon compensation package.
Stephanie Peatling Self-funded retirees are among the biggest winners from the carbon tax.
Stephanie Peatling Tony Abbott has fired the starting gun on an election campaign, declaring a Coalition government would restore ''hope, reward and opportunity'' to ''a great country let down by a bad government''.
Stephanie Peatling and Misha Schubert Tony Abbott declares a Coalition government would restore 'hope, reward and opportunity' to 'a great country let down by a bad government'.
Stephanie Peatling Tony Abbott's aggressive campaign against the carbon price appears to have worked: two-thirds of people say they will be worse off once it is introduced on July 1 - next Sunday.
Stephanie Peatling SINGLE parents living in public housing face keeping only 10 cents in each dollar they receive under the federal government's tough new welfare changes, a leading advocate has warned.
Stephanie Peatling CHILDCARE operators are pushing the federal government to consider a means test on the childcare rebate as part of its policy shake-up.
Stephanie Peatling and Rachel Browne Penny Wong says people shouldn't be scared by gay marriage and the laws will change.
Stephanie Peatling THE senior government minister Anthony Albanese has likened the allegations against Peter Slipper to Watergate and called for a full disclosure of the facts relating to the case from all parties...
Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister and South Korean President call for action by Europe to tackle economic uncertainty.
Stephanie Peatling PEOPLE on temporary visas who want to escape abusive relationships will no longer have to supply several statutory declarations to prove their claims under changes to be announced today.
Stephanie Peatling Federal MPs advocating same-sex marriage have been subjected to a barrage of offensive material and hate mail, including accusations they are supporting sexual dysfunction and taking away free speech.
Stephanie Peatling The dole, single mothers, disputes about foreign workers, live cattle exports, immigration, climate change. The list of subjects Labor MPs feel are not being dealt with adequately is long these days.
Stephanie Peatling TAX-DEDUCTIBLE childcare would benefit only high-income families and leave low- and middle-income parents thousands of dollars a year worse off, Treasury modelling has found.
Stephanie Peatling To mark 60 years since Queen Elizabeth came to the throne I think we, as a loyally serving country, should have a public holiday today.
Stephanie Peatling The definition of domestic violence is expanded to include emotional manipulation, withholding money and harming the family pet under controversial changes to family law.
Stephanie Peatling and Rachel Browne A scathing UN report demanding Australia act to protect an endangered Great Barrier Reef is rebuffed by the Queensland Government.
Stephanie Peatling The definition of domestic violence will be expanded to include emotional manipulation, withholding money and harming the family pet under controversial changes to family law.
Stephanie Peatling JULIA Gillard's prime ministership is again under threat, with Labor sources saying government whip Joel Fitzgibbon is now actively canvassing for votes to return Kevin Rudd to the leadership.
Stephanie Peatling Julia Gillard has promised no Australian worker will miss out on a job as a result of the Federal Government's decision to allow mining magnate Gina Rinehart to import more than 1700 workers for an...