Former political staffer James Ashby has said the $200,000 Fairfax MP Clive Palmer claims he was asked for to help bankroll a case against Peter Slipper would have covered less than a fifth of his court costs.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa Sixteen asylum seekers whose boat was pushed back to sea by the Australian Navy last week were reportedly found stranded near West Kupang in Indonesia on Thursday night.
Peter Martin South Australia has broken ranks with other Labor states and come out in favour of a 15 per cent goods and services tax, with conditions.
Peter Martin Business investment is collapsing at a record pace as resource companies accelerate cutbacks.
Latika Bourke, Matthew Knott Mal Brough should stand aside while police investigate the James Ashby affair Labor Leader Bill Shorten has said, in an escalation of the opposition's pursuit of the Special Minister of State.
Lisa Cox Australia has a new five-tier terror alert system but the actual threat of an attack on home soil has not changed, the government said on Thursday.
Matthew Knott Australia's "piecemeal", "short-term" and "inadequate" approach to university and business collaboration has been blasted in a major report on Australian innovation.
Lisa Cox Laws that prevent Australians from enrolling to vote in the weeks leading up to a federal election are set to be challenged in the High Court.
Mark Kenny Bill Shorten will take significantly steeper emissions cuts to the 2016 election than the Turnbull government, ensuring climate change policy will once again be a key battleground issue for voters.
Mark Kenny An upbeat Malcolm Turnbull has denied he is facing an insurgency led by Tony Abbott, expressed optimism about a new global climate deal in Paris, hinted that superannuation concessions used by the rich could be trimmed and again dismissed suggestions of ground troops in Iraq and Syria.