Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has promised $340 million in extra health spending, including fast-tracked GP training, but has not ruled out closing Federally funded health clinics.August 23, 2013, 6:02 am
Kevin Rudd will not commit to arming Syrian rebels despite advocating the measure as a backbencher this year.August 23, 2013, 6:03 am
Essendon was isolated in its war with the AFL when presidents of the other 17 clubs expressed support for the league after a meeting in Melbourne yesterday.August 23, 2013, 5:48 am
Parents of Essendon's WA players were told not to speak to the media before the mother of one of the club's young footballers broke down on Melbourne radio yesterday.August 23, 2013, 3:05 am
Australians planning travel to the United States should reconsider their plans, says former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.August 22, 2013, 9:54 am
Tony Abbott says shareholders and retirees caught in a $1.6 billion backwash from his "signature" paid parental leave scheme would ultimately benefit from a stronger economy under the coalition.August 22, 2013, 4:47 am
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
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