Julia Gillard's tenuous hold on the prime ministership faces its toughest test amid disastrous opinion polls, a resurgent Kevin Rudd and a battle to win support for her signature education reforms.June 17, 2013, 2:40 am
An Eastern States commentator has become embroiled in the same controversy that ended Howard Sattler's radio career, reviving a rumour about the sexuality of Tim Mathieson.June 17, 2013, 4:21 am
The Federal Government is imposing an interim national ban on 19 synthetic drugs after Sydney teenager Henry Kwan took an LSD-like drug and fell to his death from the balcony of his family's home.June 17, 2013, 2:20 am
Sudanese and Lebanese asylum seekers have been transferred to Nauru for processing for the first time, the Australian Government says.June 15, 2013, 12:42 pm
Celebrity chef Matt Golinski has opened up for the first time about waking in hospital to find out his wife and three daughters had died in a fire at their home.June 13, 2013, 5:04 pm
A defiant Julia Gillard has hit back at those agitating for a Kevin Rudd return, saying an election is not a popularity contest but an assessment of who can deliver meaningful change for the nation.June 12, 2013, 3:34 am
The man who raped and murdered Jill Meagher in a Melbourne laneway just metres from her home was on parole at the time for other rapes, it has been revealed.June 11, 2013, 11:20 am
Health funds warn that all consumers face higher premiums and confusion over how much they will pay for cover as part of the Federal Government's latest assault on the private health insurance rebate.June 11, 2013, 5:50 am
Senior Labor powerbroker Gary Gray has sought to end renewed leadership speculation dogging Julia Gillard, declaring there will be no minute-to-midnight switch back to Kevin Rudd.June 11, 2013, 2:20 am
About 60 asylum seekers are presumed dead in another boat tragedy that coincided with an extraordinary rescue of 78 Sri Lankans adrift at sea without food or water.June 10, 2013, 2:40 am
Julia Gillard's backers say the "trauma" of another leadership showdown with Kevin Rudd would counter any potential benefit of returning to the former prime minister.June 10, 2013, 2:01 am
Authorities are searching for survivors after 13 people drowned when an asylum seeker boat sunk off Christmas Island.June 9, 2013, 8:52 am
A convicted Egyptian terrorist who found his way into the Australian immigration detention system is claimed to have worked for an Islamic charity in Albania suspected of funding al-Qaida.June 7, 2013, 6:07 am
Kevin Rudd provoked leadership tension last night with a tele- vision interview in which he implored Labor MPs not to raise the white flag and vigorously attacked Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for serial lies.June 7, 2013, 5:54 am
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has accused the coalition of whipping up a scare campaign over the extent of asbestos exposure linked to the rollout of the National Broadband Network.June 6, 2013, 5:20 am
Julia Gillard has ordered a top- level inquiry into the case of the convicted Egyptian terrorist held for months in low-security detention as new details emerged of the man's background.June 6, 2013, 5:07 am
One of the DJs linked to the suicide of a British nurse after a prank call went wrong has been awarded the title of "Top Jock" by employer Austereo.June 5, 2013, 7:51 am
Larger-than-life mining billionaire Clive Palmer will still collect the $500,000 taxpayer-funded a year salary if his long-shot campaign to become prime minister succeeds.June 5, 2013, 5:55 am
The Reserve Bank has left official interest rates on hold, hopeful previous cuts are now starting to work their way through the economy.June 4, 2013, 12:32 pm
The asbestos curse is threatening to destroy one of the Gillard Government's last electoral pluses.June 4, 2013, 4:47 am
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