Bill Shorten has risked Labor's already strained relationship with employers by becoming the first opposition leader to make a submission to a national wage case seeking more money for the least well off.
Peter Martin The Commonwealth treasury has set out the case for an increase in Australia's rate of goods and services tax and a series of cuts in income and company tax, saying that at 10 per cent Australia's GST is one of the lowest in the developed world.
Stephanie Peatling Scott Morrison says NSW a win for policy over populism as the state Liberal government was returned.
Stephanie Peatling and Philip Wen Prime Minister Tony Abbott has cleared the way for Australia to join the new multi billion dollar China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank but says some issues remain before Australia could consider full membership.
Matthew Knott Taxpayers will spend half a million dollars for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to host a gathering of global competition watchdogs in Sydney next month.
Adam Morton and Lisa Cox The Australian government is changing how it expresses climate change targets in way that could make it appear to the public as though it is cutting greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly than it is.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government says it will be a constructive player in global climate talks but environment groups have warned it is laying out a path that puts Australia at risk of failing the most important climate test in a decade.
Cameron Atfield At least three Liberal National Party members are in contention to replace retiring Senator Brett Mason in the upper house ahead of next year's federal election.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is considering how high it should boost childcare funding after rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is considering how to limit extra spending on childcare while minimising the number of families left worse off.