The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is under pressure to explain whether he attempted to intervene in a decision effecting a company part-owned by his colleague, Energy Minister Angus Taylor.
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The court ruled that a refugee on Nauru did not need an in-person medical assessment to be eligible for a transfer under the Medevac Bill.
Senator Patrick has previously said he wasn't satisfied that the Government had made its case for passing the tax cuts in full.
It's bad news for Deputy Opposition Senate Whip, Chris Ketter, whose number two spot on the ticket would usually have guaranteed him victory.
South Australia's latest budget locks in money for a new hospital and other key infrastructure projects, but also foreshadows cuts to overall health spending.
The Victorian head of the CFMMEU is upping the ante in his war with Labor, threatening to freeze donations to the party if it pushes ahead with plans to expel him.
In 1979, well before he became Prime Minister, Bob Hawke laid out his vision for a radical remake of Australia in a series of lectures for the ABC.
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Big business is set to be hit with hundreds of millions of dollars in extra taxes and royalties as the Palaszczuk Government seeks to tap the top end of town to deliver payroll tax relief to small and medium-sized businesses, in the hope of boosting jobs — particularly in regional Queensland.
Kristina Keneally's appointment as Shadow Home Affairs Minister will pit her directly against Peter Dutton in a role that could determine her career in federal politics.
The rush to be on the Labor frontbench has left some of the party's rising stars out in the cold.