Commuters and poker machine punters and venues will be slugged by the Napthine government to help the Coalition rake in more money in the face of declining revenues ahead of next year's state election.
Tony Abbott's first 100 days in power have been marked by confusion and missteps that reveal a government on training wheels, writes Tony Wright.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school and his paid parental leave scheme will be extended to cover all state public sector workers.
Tony Abbott glimpsed the danger of breaking election promises during last month's school-funding debacle, but says he has learnt his lesson.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says gay couples who wed in Canberra on the weekend knew their marriages could be knocked down.
At least 12 people alleged to be responsible for sexual assaults on female cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy remain in the ADF, according to the latest report from the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has shied away from spelling out what arrangements the government will make for humanitarian services provided to asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus once a $74 million contract held by the Salvation Army expires next year.
Former Australian Workers Union leader Cesar Melhem used a 'bagman' to distribute money for sub-factional battles in the union movement and ALP, including for a dogfight over the disgraced Health Services Union in 2012.
Australia accused of failing to defend its historic plain packaging tobacco legislation, with one report from regional talks in Singapore describing Australia as a 'constant stumbling block' to other nations' attempts to secure the right to follow suit.
After less than 48 hours of marriage, Narell Majic and Ash Watson's legal union was annulled.