Daniel Hurst covers federal politics, focusing on education, employment and workplace relations.
Daniel Hurst Twice as many students at public schools come from low-income families as from high-income ones, a dramatic shift from 25 years ago when the make-up was more equal.
Daniel Hurst A Queensland Liberal National Party defector is considering a Senate tilt, just a month after joining Katter's Australian Party as its state leader.
Daniel Hurst Less than one third of Queenslanders think the Newman government is open and accountable, according to a new poll that shows support for the Liberal National Party remains strong but has reduced from...
Daniel Hurst Long-serving rural Queensland MP Ray Hopper says he defected from the Liberal National Party because his conscience would not allow him to serve under the Newman government's leadership.
Daniel Hurst Clive Palmer says he has resigned from the Liberal National Party, despite receiving a letter that he said reinstated his membership to the Queensland party.
Daniel Hurst Some public servants who lost their jobs in the Newman government's cost-cutting drive have now been sent ballot papers to vote on a pay rise for employees who remain.
Daniel Hurst An ideological warrior who rails against a “morbid, Green, anti-Western” school curriculum. A business advocate who claims to have influenced Tony Abbott's anti-carbon-tax campaign.
Daniel Hurst A government letter has cast doubt on Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's claim political staffers no longer made decisions on the release of documents under Right to Information laws.
Daniel Hurst Queensland's ban on uranium mining will be lifted, with the Newman government confirming the decades-long prohibition is to be axed.
Daniel Hurst Premier Campbell Newman has given a glowing endorsement of his health minister, as the Liberal National Party government sought to go on the attack over cuts to Queensland Health.
Daniel Hurst The Newman government has cleared the way for 12-storey buildings in part of West End opposite Toowong by ticking off on changes to the local plan.
Daniel Hurst Nearly half of Queensland voters believe Premier Campbell Newman's cuts have gone too far, with support for the Liberal National Party plunging 12 percentage points since last month, a new opinion...
Daniel Hurst Campbell Newman would lose the seat of Ashgrove if an election was held today, a new opinion poll suggests.
Daniel Hurst Analysis of union claims that Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has broken election promises over his plans for the public service.
Daniel Hurst Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says he and Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney will visit a Brisbane nightclub popular with gay people as part of research into liquor licensing laws.
Daniel Hurst Campbell Newman's ministers have been explicitly told they cannot allow political party officials to review government entities in the way permitted by cabinet member Bruce Flegg last month.
Daniel Hurst Former Howard government minister Mal Brough will not face any charges over official misconduct allegations involving the Sunshine Coast Regional Council election.
Daniel Hurst The Newman government has set itself a higher hurdle as it tries to get Queensland's finances back to surplus, focusing on a budget measure largely ignored by other state treasurers.
Daniel Hurst Mining magnate Clive Palmer has backed away from plans to nominate for Liberal National Party preselection in the Queensland seat held by Treasurer Wayne Swan.
Daniel Hurst Mining magnate Clive Palmer has refused to say whether he will put up his hand for Liberal National Party preselection to run against Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan, a day before the nomination...