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
Boat people believed unlikely to get asylum will have their assessments fast-tracked under a coalition plan to slash a 30,000 person backlog.August 16, 2013, 6:02 am
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will announce Perth as headquarters for an Oil & Gas Innovation Partnership that's designed to drive innovation in the sector.August 16, 2013, 2:40 am
The way Tony Abbott puts it, Fiona Scott may as well be running for Playmate of the Year instead of Parliament.August 14, 2013, 5:49 am
Tony Abbott has chastised WA Liberal MP Don Randall for saying the coalition might dump some election pledges if the Budget position worsens.August 14, 2013, 5:48 am
The Budget's underlying figures have improved in recent weeks, a special analysis by Treasury has revealed.August 14, 2013, 5:47 am
Kevin Rudd has continued his assault through enemy-held territory in northern Queensland, blitzing electorates held by coalition MPs.August 14, 2013, 5:43 am
Revered Essendon figures James Hird and Mark Thompson are fighting for their reputations and careers after last night being charged by the AFL over their role in the club's controversial supplements program.August 14, 2013, 2:40 am
The coalition must find at least $16 billion in new spending cuts or back tax increases to stop the Budget going further into the red.August 14, 2013, 2:10 am
Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd will go into the second week of the election campaign claiming victory from a tightly scripted leaders debate that failed to reach any great heights.August 12, 2013, 2:10 am
Jetstar’s first 335-seat Boeing 787 — the first of 64 for the Qantas Group — has been rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing’s Washington State plant and will be delivered on October 1.August 10, 2013, 1:40 pm
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
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