High-profile former Griffith candidate Bill Glasson has confirmed his candidacy for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Brett Mason.
Alexandra Smith Old boys from one of Sydney's most prestigious public schools say they are outraged and disgusted that the federal cabinet minister Scott Morrison will be a special guest at a fundraising event, warning it would be "an embarrassment" to the school to celebrate a man who has "so flagrantly disregarded human rights".
Judith Ireland Australians have wildly different experiences on their journeys to adopting children.
Lisa Cox Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane believes he does not need Labor to pass major reductions to Australia's renewable energy target and can secure a deal with the crossbench.
Peter Martin The Abbott government has rejected a plan to merge the Bureau of Statistics with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, part of a suite of measures put forward by the bureau to help it find savings to upgrade its aged computer systems.
Peter Hartcher and Lisa Cox The Abbott government has committed Australia to joining the next big global climate pact.
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders Tony Abbott's trade union royal commission has demanded the ALP hand over sensitive details about Bill Shorten's union power base as the commission turns its sights on the rorting of power within the party.
Dan Harrison Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has defended her recommendation that a refugee who killed his defacto wife should receive $350,000 in compensation for his detention.
Fergus Hunter and Gareth Hutchens Australia’s federal politicians have been outed as the country’s most enthusiastic property investors, casting doubt on their willingness to rein in negative gearing.
Ross Peake The iconic tally board from the former national tally room, previously used for federal elections, will become part of history at Old Parliament House. However, the Museum of Australian Democracy will not have space to display the entire board which is 37 metres wide and seven metres high.
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