Australian regulators need to consider introducing caps on borrowing to stop house price growth and further risk to the financial system, says the head of the Abbott government's financial systems inquiry David Murray.
Latika Bourke Prime Minister Tony Abbott has backed down on Defence pay in spite of his previous protestations that he would not succumb to independent senator Jacqui Lambie's "blackmail" tactics on the issue.
James Massola The Intergenerational Report will reveal federal debt was set to "soar" under the former Labor government's policies, while the federal budget would have returned to surplus and stayed there for 35 years if the reforms proposed in the Coalition's politically difficult first budget had passed, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
Gareth Hutchens and Lucy Macken Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed that more residential properties are being investigated across Australia for allegedly being illegally purchased by foreigners
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has pledged $15 million for a national awarenss campaign to stop domestic violence.
Matthew Knott Clive Palmer has apologised for telling Prime Minister Tony Abbott to "commit suicide" because of his government's plan to deregulate university fees.
Heath Aston The Australian Electoral Commission will outsource the storage of millions of used ballot papers, conceding its warehouse security and logistics chain is not up to task.
Latika Bourke Australia is unlikely to withdraw its Ambassador from Indonesia if the Bali 9 ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are executed in coming days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.
David Wroe The Abbott government has agreed to adopt changes to its controversial plan to force phone and internet firms to keep customers' data for two years.
James Massola and Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott delivered a thinly veiled rebuke of his former health minister Peter Dutton for his handling of the GP co-payment in cabinet on Monday night.
The Bali nine prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have arrived at Nusakambangan Island where they are set ...