Tony Abbott has relented on Opposition election costings, promising to reveal the coalition's Budget bottom line well before the election.August 10, 2013, 2:10 am
Tony Abbott's campaign-of-cliche roadshow rolled into northern Tasmania yesterday, promising to take the Apple Isle out of the economic basket case.August 9, 2013, 6:11 am
Tony Abbott has denied speaking to Rupert Murdoch about the national broadband network after Kevin Rudd suggested the media mogul had influenced the coalition's policy.August 8, 2013, 9:47 am
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has dismissed the political return of former Queensland premier Peter Beattie.August 8, 2013, 9:38 am
Immigration Minister Tony Burke says asylum seekers waiting in Indonesia are demanding their money back from people smugglers in a sign the Rudd Government’s hardline PNG Solution is starting to work.August 8, 2013, 2:15 am
Kevin Rudd has brushed aside questions as to why Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met with expelled Labor MP turned independent Craig Thomson in the middle of the election campaign.August 7, 2013, 7:23 am
Tony Abbott will today pledge to slice 1.5 percentage points from the company tax rate under a $5 billion plan to encourage businesses.August 7, 2013, 2:31 am
The coalition has neglected to include detailed costings on its key election promise of repealing the carbon tax.August 7, 2013, 2:28 am
There's a special kind of colour that Queensland brings to Federal election campaigns.August 7, 2013, 2:27 am
Lingering ructions over former Labor MP Craig Thomson's credit card scandal are still hurting the Government in the key NSW seat of Dobell.August 7, 2013, 2:26 am
The Reserve Bank has cut official interest rates for the first time in a Federal election campaign, slicing them by a quarter percentage point.August 6, 2013, 12:30 pm
The coalition candidate challenging Kevin Rudd in the Brisbane seat of Griffith has given qualified support for the Government's tobacco tax hike, admitting it could save lives.August 6, 2013, 8:13 am
When Kevin Rudd used his first press conference of the election campaign on Sunday to call for volunteers and donations, it was out of unashamed necessity.August 6, 2013, 2:10 am
Tony Abbott's first election whistlestop was rich for metaphors.August 6, 2013, 2:07 am
Virgin Australia has followed Qantas and lifted its domestic fares and increased its international fuel surcharge blaming the weakening Australia dollar which has made fuel more expensive.August 5, 2013, 8:42 am
Airline passenger and air cargo traffic - said to be the best barometer of the world's economy - is on the increase, giving rise to cautious optimism that the worst of the global downturn may be over.August 5, 2013, 5:17 am
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott need to win just a handful of seats to govern in their own right after three years of the nation's first hung parliament since the 1940s.August 5, 2013, 2:38 am
Voters will be confronted by a Senate ballot paper the size of a tablecloth as niche political parties clamour for support.August 5, 2013, 2:34 am
Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd head into the September 7 election with opinion polls and betting markets pointing to a repeat of 2010.August 5, 2013, 2:33 am
The Liberal Party has left open the door to rejecting key tax increases as the first days of the election campaign are set to be dominated by which party can best manage the Budget.August 5, 2013, 2:30 am
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