Conservative former MP Ian Macfarlane calls for Australia Day date change
Former Coalition MP and cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane is pushing for Australia to scrape off the “barnacle” of Australia Day being marked on...
Unpaid internship study finds half of young Australians work for free
More than half of Australia’s young jobseekers have participated in unpaid work experience, but it’s a challenge for those from disadvantaged backgrounds....
PM fires up on Rudd legacy on UN sidelines
A fired-up Malcolm Turnbull has declared Kevin Rudd’s decision to overturn the Howard government’s asylum policies as the biggest failure in the...
Unions, Labor defend truckies’ tribunal
Labor and the unions are warning against the Turnbull government's pledge to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal if it's re-elected.
Shorten denies pre-empting union report
Labor isn't pre-empting the trade union royal commission's final report by releasing plans to crack down on dodgy union officials, Bill Shorten...
Hockey stays mum on expenses saga
Treasurer quickly turns attention to jobs and growth when quizzed on spending furore.
‘We’ll never change super taxes’
PM says government will never increase tax concessions on superannuation.
Monis letter ‘overlooked’ due to admin error
Letter sent by Man Haron Monis to Attorney-General was not handed over, it has emerged.
Our treasured original Magna Carta to stay put
The Australian Parliament has celebrated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, with Senate President Stephen Parry saying our copy won't be sold.
Bishop glad no cuts to foreign aid
Foreign Minister welcomes news there will be no cuts to foreign aid in the May budget.