The government is looking at ways to deliver tax relief as poor job figures point to ongoing weakness across the economy.
Unfortunately, Canberra seems reluctant to take the lead, out of exaggerated concern that criticism of rights records will drive some countries into the arms of China.
Labor may consider targeting research and development spending at specific areas that could deliver large economic gains.
Andrew Bartlett says giving Greens members the right to directly elect the party's federal leader would keep its parliamentary team in touch with its voters.
A former intelligence officer is the target of a police investigation into the leak of classified information to journalist Annika Smethurst, court documents reveal.
NDIS Minister Stuart Robert has ordered NDIA board members not to use private emails for NDIS business after an independent review.
The Attorney-General says he won't let "Labor's grandstanding" delay a wage theft bill, describing a Senate inquiry into the issue as "a seven month talkfest".
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has released a statement urging police and protesters to find a peaceful outcome.
The day of reckoning for the Morrison government is rapidly approaching.
Australia could have been better prepared for the current bushfire crisis if the government had heeded warnings from emergency leaders, says former FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins.
The biggest monthly drop in employment in three years has re-kindled expectations the RBA may have to cut interest rates further.
George Pell's case has fascinated the world. But is it "legally interesting"? That's what the High Court will deliberate on.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will use a speech to urge all states and territories to embrace reforms which could boost the economy by almost $100 billion a year.
Wage growth slows as expectations grow the RBA will have to intervene directly to get unemployment down and incomes up.
More than 310,000 people have an NDIS plan, but the Morrison government expects another 200,000 Australians will be signed up over the next five years.
The chairman of the new wage theft inquiry said the parliamentary committee "won't be shy" in demanding answers from companies found to have underpaid their workers.
Seven thousand doctors and most parliamentarians agree the law allowing medical evacuation of refugees and asylum seekers is working. It mustn't be repealed.
Ordinary unions have nothing to fear from the union-busting bill thanks to amendments now agreed with the government, Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick says.
Media industry chiefs say the government is open to reform after meeting with the A-G, while journalist Annika Smethurst's case continues in the High Court.
A senior bureaucrat has been suspended from DFAT amid revelations she is the co-owner of a group of websites which fund animal activists and encourage farm invasions.
Richard Di Natale side-stepped questions about whether the major parties are "no better than arsonists" and called on the government to meet former fire chiefs.
Michael McCormack’s attack on 'woke capital-city greenies' paints climate disruption as just another boutique cultural concern and not real politics.
The former Australian high commissioner to the United Kingdom says the decision whether to extradite Julian Assange to the US rests with a British court.
A crisis is supposed to bring out the best in Australians. For too many of our politicians, it only brings out the worst.
The former deputy prime minister has criticised the Greens for linking climate change policies and the bushfires raging around NSW.
The Prime Minister's plea came after Greens senator Jordon Steele-John accused the two major parties of being "no better than a bunch of arsonists".
Navy, army and air force reserve units have been put on standby to join regular troops amid the bushfire crisis sweeping NSW and Queensland.
A forum of Australia's top mental health experts, bureaucrats and community leaders has been urged to be "provocative" and "think deeply" about how the nation can dramatically reduce its suicide rate.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says the Coalition's industrial relations legislation is not fair to workers and indulges in "union bashing".
Confidential ministerial briefings prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs reveal increasing concern about Australia's place in the region amid the rise of China.