A Senate committee has called for an immediate government investigation into claims of rorting in million-dollar taxpayer handouts to Tasmanian native forest logging contractors.
The Greens' international same-sex marriage bill faces the Senate on Thursday, with debate and a vote due on recognising the marriages of gay and lesbian Australians who wed overseas.
Julia Gillard is planning a trip to Indonesia in two weeks to discuss with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ways to stem the rising flow of asylum seekers coming by boat before the September election.
Black tie was the order of the house at Wednesday night's annual Mid Winter Ball on Wednesday night – Canberra's night of nights.
The federal government is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing defeat on its much-vaunted crackdown on the foreign skilled worker scheme.
Corporate watchdog will face Senate inquiry into its performance that is likely to embroil Commonwealth Bank and raise questions about effectiveness of new financial reforms.
Katia Lallo did not think twice about voting for Julia Gillard's party in 2010.
Holden is stepping up pressure on the federal Coalition to commit to funding for the automotive industry over the next decade.
The main change in politics since 2010 is that Australians have turned off Julia Gillard. While the polls show Labor is now facing a landslide defeat, its fall has been minor compared with the collapse of the Prime Minister's support.
The ultimate goals vary, but the motivation is the same for more than 60 indigenous women who gathered at Parliament House this week for a crash course in how to work the system.
Black tie was the order of the house at Wednesday night's annual Midwinter Ball in Canberra.
Melissa Doyle has announced that she is leaving Channel Seven's Sunrise after nearly 12 years on the breakfast ...
The Socceroos have met screaming fans in Sydney after their World Cup qualifying win.