The Federal election campaign has sprung to life, with a suddenly rejuvenated Kevin Rudd edging out a more subdued Tony Abbott in a combative, compelling and sometimes aggressive second debate.August 22, 2013, 4:46 am
The detailed document released today by the AFL reveal a letter written by Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid in which he raises several concerns about the club's supplement's program.August 21, 2013, 12:37 pm
Finishing his press conference for the day, held at a Brisbane medical research centre, the Prime Minister turned and strode into a huge laboratory filled with beakers and technicians in white coats, while his entourage closed the door behind.August 21, 2013, 7:29 am
There's a message in the clouds. And it's directed at you.August 21, 2013, 2:07 am
The Reserve Bank has signalled it won't be wading any further into the election campaign, effectively ruling out an interest rate change just before the election.August 21, 2013, 2:06 am
Tony Abbott has publicly slapped down colleagues who remain critical of his expensive paid parental leave scheme, saying they have been "slow to adjust" to his proposed reform.August 21, 2013, 2:04 am
For new mums in well-heeled Malvern, taking time off work to bond with baby can involve a different kind of sacrifice.August 19, 2013, 8:02 am
Kevin Rudd has junked his promise to run a positive election, with Labor unleashing its biggest advertising blitz of the campaign warning voters will "lose" if Tony Abbott wins.August 19, 2013, 4:27 am
Aside from its sheer financial extravagance, the unfortunate effect of Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme is that it effectively values some infants more than others.August 19, 2013, 4:09 am
The big sign above the barbed-wire fence reads Super Maximum Security. But the Australians housed inside the death row jail within a jail come and go pretty much as they please.August 19, 2013, 2:10 am
Less than half of Tony Abbott's generous paid parental leave scheme will be funded through a levy on big business, leaving the coalition with no option but to cut deeper into the Federal Budget should it win government.August 19, 2013, 2:00 am
Working women will get six months' leave on full play plus super for each baby born after July 1, 2015, if a coalition government is elected.August 18, 2013, 9:04 am
There was no sign of Schapelle Corby today when the gates of her nine-year prison home in Bali were opened to the media as part of Indonesia's independence day celebrations.August 17, 2013, 12:14 pm
With his troppo tax cut for businesses that shift to the Northern Territory, Kevin Rudd has done himself considerable damage.August 17, 2013, 9:09 am
Tony Abbott says he can slash the number of asylum seeker boat arrivals to three a year in his first term of government but has dodged questions on whether he would resign if he fails.August 17, 2013, 7:41 am
Tony Abbott will effectively hide the full cost of his policies until the end of the election campaign, saying if released earlier there would be nothing left to say.August 17, 2013, 2:18 am
The AFL's lawyers are on a hat-trick. When Essendon walk into the AFL Commission meeting on August 26, they'll be facing an opponent with an imposing record.August 17, 2013, 2:00 am
Midland Detectives are calling for help from the public in their investigation into the assault of a 19 year old Cannington man in Eden Hill on July 5.August 16, 2013, 12:05 pm
Another hurdle to Schapelle Corby's chances of being released this year has been removed after the Indonesian Government confirmed a decree introduced to the country's justice system won't apply to the Australian prisoner.August 16, 2013, 6:49 am
The wife of former Speaker Peter Slipper has launched his toughest tilt at Parliament by declaring their marriage is real.August 16, 2013, 6:02 am
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