Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has rounded on actor Cate Blanchett's involvement in a campaign to support a carbon price, accusing the Government of putting the views of millionaire celebrities above those of "forgotten families".May 31, 2011, 2:29 am
Ross Garnaut may be primarily an economist but yesterday he proved he's rather adept at that other inexact science, politics.June 1, 2011, 2:31 am
Australian politicians would be sidelined from setting targets to cut carbon emissions or giving politically motivated handouts to big business under plans for a more scientific approach to fighting climate change.May 31, 2011, 2:27 am
The Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan has been blunted, Australian Defence Force chief Angus Houston has declared, but the gains being made remain fragile and will come under pressure in coming weeks as the summer "fighting season" ramps up.May 31, 2011, 2:22 am
The receivers in charge of former coal tycoon Ric Stowe’s country estate have cancelled tomorrow’s planned auction and withdrawn the property from sale.May 30, 2011, 2:31 pm
A 27-year-old man who was acquitted on two terrorism charges has been fired for posting videos of his workplace on YouTube.May 30, 2011, 9:35 am
Australia's live animal export industry is to come under unprecedented pressure this week with two key independent MPs to introduce a Bill to phase out the trade within three years.May 30, 2011, 5:28 am
Amid smouldering tensions within the Federal Liberal party, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has told his colleagues to stop leaking stories about internal unrest, warning they should put party unity ahead of "individual ambitions".May 30, 2011, 5:18 am
Treasurer Wayne Swan says he admires Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett for publicly supporting a carbon tax in a new advertising campaign.May 29, 2011, 10:27 am
The Climate Institute has defended its decision to use Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett in a TV ad to support a carbon price, saying the campaign is about people power.May 29, 2011, 9:05 am
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott gave his blessing to a letter rebuking Malcolm Turnbull and four other senior coalition MPs for showing "great disrespect" to colleagues for missing parliamentary divisions.May 27, 2011, 5:27 am
Women will break the glass ceiling when Australian corporate culture dictates that everyone goes home for dinner, according to a top businesswoman.May 26, 2011, 1:44 pm
Malaysia's Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, says the imminent asylum seeker swap deal with Australia is already having an impact, with fewer people entering his country seeking refugee protection.May 26, 2011, 11:59 am
US authorities are chasing an Australian trader who boasted about a “shitload” of money to be made from manipulating the oil market.May 26, 2011, 11:52 am
The one detainee injured in March disturbances on Christmas Island broke his leg after being struck by a beanbag round.May 26, 2011, 9:18 am
The Federal Opposition has justifiably identified Wayne Swan as the Gillard Government's weak link.May 26, 2011, 5:30 am
The Reserve Bank may have to dump its plans to lift interest rates amid further signs of a slowdown in the economy and fresh forecasts that inflation pressures will ebb in the coming year.May 26, 2011, 5:28 am
Australia has suffered one of its costliest days of the Afghan war with one commando killed and another five Diggers wounded in a series of violent skirmishes with insurgents.May 25, 2011, 5:41 am
Sgt Brett Wood had been awarded one of the nation's highest military honours for his bravery under fire during a critical battle in southern Afghanistan five years ago.May 25, 2011, 5:40 am
Australians are enjoying the best quality of life in the world.May 25, 2011, 2:25 am
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