Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Every once in a while they pop up, these old white men who feel they have a God-given right to meddle with women's bodies.
Stephanie Peatling SINGLE parents affected by the federal government's decision to cut their benefits would receive a payment increase and be able to keep more of their earnings under a new Greens proposal.
Stephanie Peatling Single parents affected by the federal government's decision to cut their benefits would receive a payment increase and be able to keep more of their earnings under a new Greens proposal.
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 People still receive pension once the national disability insurance scheme begins.
Stephanie Peatling A CONSERVATIVE prime minister has stared down critics in his own party, allowed a conscience vote and is now on the cusp of introducing equal marriage rights for gay couples in England and Wales.
Stephanie Peatling Tuesday's vote in the House of Commons has Australian activists asking: Why not here?
Stephanie Peatling The Greens will introduce an updated marriage equality bill into the Senate after the British House of Commons voted in favour of extending equal marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Daniel Hurst, Stephanie Peatling Labor has debts of $11.9 million while the Liberals are $15 million in the red on the eve of federal election season, the latest returns to the Australian Electoral Commission reveal.
Stephanie Peatling, Bianca Hall, Daniel Hurst Mining and gambling interests were heavy contributors to political parties last financial year, at a time when the government was considering dropping poker machine reforms and fighting off a...
Stephanie Peatling and Bianca Hall Mining and gambling interests contributed heavily to political parties last financial year, at a time when the government was considering dropping its poker machine reforms and fighting off an attack...
Daniel Hurst and Stephanie Peatling Labor had debts of $11.9 million and the Liberals were $15 million in the red on the eve of federal election season.
Stephanie Peatling Bob Katter's Australia Party has revealed donations of nearly $200,000 from gun clubs and retailers.
Stephanie Peatling, Bianca Hall and Daniel Hurst Donations and other payments to political parties fell by nearly half in the last financial year leaving each of the parties with substantial debts as they prepare for the upcoming campaign.
Stephanie Peatling Public funding to lower the cost of RU486 and one other so-called abortion drug will be considered at a meeting of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Commission in March.
Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces further pressure to take the budget into deficit, with a band of MPs saying a $1.4 billion injection into childcare to improve workers' wages is vastly overdue.
Stephanie Peatling Tony Abbott will promise to quarantine superannuation as a Coalition government looks for budget savings in its first term in office.
Stephanie Peatling The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, faces further pressure to take the budget into deficit, with a group of MPs saying a $1.
Stephanie Peatling Specially appointed indigenous parliamentary commissioners are needed to oversee the push to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the constitution, the government funded...
Stephanie Peatling The largest number of single parents affected by the federal government's decision to reduce their welfare payments live in the Prime Minister's electorate in Melbourne's west.