The two biggest tobacco companies in Australia have begun a campaign to undermine the nation's plain packaging laws, ahead of a Department of Health review of the effectiveness of the regulations.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has added to the confusion surrounding the federal government's proposed $7 GP fee declaring it remains alive even after the Prime Minister's office had briefed several journalists at different media organisations that the policy was to be shelved.
The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and the Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash have spent nearly $120,000 monitoring the media for mentions of their names and the immigration portfolio.
Are Australia's cyber defences up to scratch? Could traffic lights fail and "Cybergeddon" bring down our critical infrastructure? The Australian government will soon find out after Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a review of Australia's cyber security strategy.
A dream job is now available in Canberra – being paid $195,000 a year, and with a likely tenure of 10 years or more.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is defending besieged Defence Minister David Johnston against calls for his sacking over publicly denigrating the government-owned shipbuilder ASC.
Tony Abbott has privately conceded defeat on his controversial budget proposal to introduce a new $7 co-payment on bulk-billed GP visits and will formally shelve the policy before the end of the year.
Confusion reigns over the future of the unpopular GP co-payment amid suggestions it will be shelved or that the government could seek to bypass a hostile Senate to introduce some version of the policy through regulation.
Ken McIlwain was watching the nightly news in 2011 when the story of the now notorious 'Skype affair' at the Australian Defence Force Academy broke.
The government will "seriously" examine a call by an independent taskforce's for a royal commission into sexual assault and abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy, government sources say.
2014 Run for the Hills
The Hills Grammar School's pupils have embraced the giving season.
A Sydney mother has avoided jail after she hit and killed a six-year-old boy outside Carlingford Public School ...