Federal Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has rejected an offer to be a minister in a Labor minority government.September 10, 2010, 2:38 pm
An elderly man has been taken to Royal Perth Hospital by the RAC Rescue helicopter after being trapped in his car after a collision in Beverley.September 10, 2010, 4:05 pm
Federal politicians went back to school yesterday, descending on Canberra en masse for the first party room meetings since the election.September 10, 2010, 2:31 am
A record number of West Australian men now have full-time jobs, but the price for the lowest jobless rate in 19 months is shaping as a sooner-than-expected increase in interest rates.September 10, 2010, 2:30 am
The nation's unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 5.1 percent in August on the back of 31,000 new jobs, figures released today show.September 9, 2010, 9:42 am
Brendan Fevola has denied claims that he indecently exposed himself to a Brisbane woman are true and has vowed to fight the allegations.September 9, 2010, 8:14 am
Bob Brown has opened the door to siding with Tony Abbott and the independents to pass legislation against the Government's wishes.September 9, 2010, 2:41 am
A Perth-born boy forced a Northern Ireland school to close after he found a pipe bomb in a playground.September 9, 2010, 2:25 am
US President Barack Obama has joined the prime ministers of Britain and New Zealand in congratulating Julia Gillard on her government's re-election.September 8, 2010, 12:19 pm
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has defended Stephanie Rice's "offensive" tweet.September 8, 2010, 9:22 am
Television presenter Mike Munro has been fined $300 for driving at double the speed limit through Sydney's Lane Cove Tunnel.September 8, 2010, 9:19 am
The Gillard Government will press on with its mineral resource rent tax, Treasurer Wayne Swan declared today, saying it was key to many of the programs that would help regional Australia.September 8, 2010, 8:15 am
Julia Gillard says she expects to swear in her new frontbench early next week - but the make-up hinges on whether independent Rob Oakeshott takes up her offer of a ministry and whether Kevin Rudd is content with the job he is offered.September 8, 2010, 7:02 am
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has pledged to give the new Government a fair go, even though he believes the coalition was the true winner of the election.September 8, 2010, 7:01 am
Julia Gillard will have to wait until July 1 next year before she is given the chance to get major pieces of legislation through the Senate, with the Upper House likely remain deeply hostile to her government until then.September 8, 2010, 6:59 am
Julia Gillard gave $10 billion in concessions to the bush in her pitch to win over the two rural independents and hang on to power.September 8, 2010, 3:05 am
It would be simplistic to merely assert that Julia Gillard survived her near-death experience because she proved the superior negotiator.September 8, 2010, 3:02 am
Julia Gillard has clung to power by the narrowest of margins to become Australia's first elected female Prime Minister after enticing two rural independents with a $10 billion investment in country hospitals, schools and infrastructure.September 8, 2010, 3:00 am
A 10 per cent tax on junk food, a legal drinking age of 21 and a salt limit in basic foods are among a list of health measures which experts claim would slash rates of disease and early death in Australia.September 8, 2010, 2:35 am
Julia Gillard will remain Prime Minister of Australia after she won the historic backing of two rural independents to form a minority government.September 7, 2010, 1:30 pm
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