There are fears more than 100,000 mothers will be forced to give up work if the Abbott government cracks down on the number of hours parents have to work in order to get childcare subsidies.
Latika Bourke, Matthew Knott Christopher Pyne's bid to deregulate tertiary fees has suffered a major setback with the influential Group of Eight universities withdrawing support for any more compromises aimed at securing crossbench support.
Latika Bourke Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has taken the first step towards forming her own political party by formally applying to set up the Jacqui Lambie Network.
Peter Hannam Australia’s greenhouse emissions from the electricity sector jumped in the September quarter, reversing the industry’s declines during the two carbon tax years preceding it, the latest government data shows.
Michael Gordon Labor's immigration spokesman Richard Marles has been bumped off a VIP jet visit to the Manus Island detention centre after Labor supported a new inquiry into the detention centre operating on Nauru.
Latika Bourke A crackdown on superannuation concessions received by the wealthy appears to be the next major tax reform, with both sides of politics declaring they are looking to tackle the issue.
Matthew Knott Controversial former Labor leader Mark Latham is being sued for defamation over a column in which he accused mothers who take anti-depressants of choosing the "easy way out" and avoiding adult responsibilities.
Crucial private details of many of the world's most powerful leaders were accidentally passed on to soccer officials before the G20 summit last November.
Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australian consumers have changed their behaviour so much in recent years, through online shopping and choosing more GST-exempt goods, that they are putting pressure on the GST as a revenue-raiser.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government is progressing plans to overhaul country of origin food labels but says new labels will not hit grocery shelves until at least the end of the year.