Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson says his department does not provide government with a range of forecasts, but its best professional advice.26 minutes ago
Police and volunteers have spent another day searching for a man who disappeared after going on a tandem paragliding flight on the Victorian coast.13 minutes ago
SA Premier Jay Weatherill says a proposed ban on live odds advertising during sports broadcast does not require the approval of the federal government.28 minutes ago
Australia has sent its condolences to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.34 minutes ago
Western Sydney will host a federal community cabinet on Wednesday, as Labor sets its sights on crucial marginal seats.50 minutes ago
There is growing support across Australia for the ban of live betting odds during sports broadcasts, with South Australia trying to lead the way.59 minutes ago
As Julia Gillard makes a pitch for states to support her school funding plan, Kevin Rudd has stolen the limelight with his backing for gay marriage.1 hour, 36 minutes ago
The Queensland government will introduce legislative changes on Tuesday to allow starving cattle to graze in national parks.May 21, 2013, 2:20 pm
A five-year-old Queensland boy who suffered life-threatening injuries when he was flung from a carnival ride is now breathing unassisted.May 21, 2013, 2:19 pm
Victorian police want to extend the zero alcohol limit for drivers until the age of 25, but say other P-plate restrictions may not need to be extended.May 21, 2013, 2:18 pm
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill agrees with the commonwealth school funding reform model and hopes to meet the June deadline to sign on.May 21, 2013, 2:14 pm
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says he's been on a "personal journey" and now backs changing the law to legalise gay marriage.May 21, 2013, 2:06 pm
The Tax Institute says a review into Australia's tax system must include the goods and services tax as part of a mature political debate.1 hour, 7 minutes ago
The 65-year-old husband of missing Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon, has appeared in court on a string of unrelated charges.May 21, 2013, 1:44 pm
A Victorian snake handler stripped of his licence for allowing snakes to bite his daughter will fight the decision in court.May 21, 2013, 1:38 pm
A Liberal MP has dismissed a newspaper report claiming the coalition may change negative gearing concessions as part of its tax review.May 21, 2013, 1:23 pm
Melbourne man Adrian Bayley will stand trial on multiple counts of rape.May 21, 2013, 12:55 pm
Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson admits that making economic forecasts has been difficult during a tumultuous period for the economy.May 21, 2013, 12:52 pm
A new report has slammed Queensland's Drink Safe Precinct trials in Fortitude Valley, Townsville and Surfers Paradise as ineffective and poorly-planned.May 21, 2013, 12:52 pm
A driver mounted a gutter and drove at a man, hitting him and carrying him 50 metres before he was thrown on to the road in Noble Park, police say.May 21, 2013, 12:38 pm
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