After almost 12 years serving under three NSW premiers, the Family and Community Services Minister will not be recontesting her seat of Goulburn at the next election.
Labor has pledged borrow big and spend large, with a swag of major infrastructure projects set to start in their second term of government.
As President Emmanuel Macron's popularity continues to plummet, French protesters take to the streets over rising fuel costs, an issue that taps into broader disquiet about the direction of the Fifth Republic.
Following a disaster, renters can face eviction, homelessness or be forced to live in a damaged property. Many don't have the insurance to cope, but it's not because they can't afford it, write Kate Isabel Booth and Chloe Lucas.
Childcare centres are offering parents free iPads and cheap holidays as taxpayers chip in billions in subsidies. Labor wants to ban giveaways, but that's a band-aid solution, writes Liam McNicholas.
Some of Australia's most vulnerable families feel they have been abandoned by the Federal Government after changes to childcare payments left them with huge costs and a bureaucratic nightmare.
New research paints a vivid picture of the growing underbelly of discontent forcing Australians to the fringe. Rate the state of the nation to see where you stand.
We've studied thousands of Australians' car commutes — they are long, slow and stressful, but in some cases, maybe better than you'd think.
It's more than just pension savings that the Government has decided to forgo because, in the Prime Minister's words, "he did not think the measure was needed anymore", writes Saul Eslake.