A Coalition government would review Medicare Locals, the 61 organisations set up by Labor to co-ordinate primary care across Australia.
Liberal MP Wyatt Roy has joined the growing list of federal MPs who support same-sex marriage. Mr Roy, 23, who was the youngest person to be elected to federal parliament in 2010, said he supports both same-sex marriage and a free vote on the issue for Liberal MPs.
Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has granted lawyers access to two Tamil asylum seekers who feared they would be removed to Sri Lanka.
The debilitating haze of Alzheimer's disease began its capricious descent on Hazel Hawke in 2001 and three years later she noted in typically laconic Australian style on her 75th birthday: "It's a bugger. It's just bad luck. It's an illness which is unpredictable, and when it comes you've just got to cope with it. It's like losing your skin or something."
Hazel Hawke, gone now, was often a saviour when the chips were down for her husband, Bob.
Former prime minister Bob Hawke has paid tribute to his late former wife Hazel for being a ''constant support'' through difficult times.
The ACTU has rejected calls for tariffs to be lifted to help the car industry, despite calls from a key manufacturing union and politicians for emergency assistance.
One of Australia's most loved figures, Hazel Hawke, has died at the age of 83. Her daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke announced on behalf of the family last night that Mrs Hawke had died peacefully, surrounded by family.
PM's wife refused to play the woman spurned, writes Gerry Carman.
The online betting industry has caved in to public pressure and will push for a ban on the promotion of live odds in sports broadcasts.
THERE'S a new home ground for the greatest game of all ... Red and Blue HQ.