The powerful private schools sector has warned the Turnbull government not to use it as an "easy target" for cuts after Education Minister Simon Birmingham said some schools are over-funded and may need to have their federal funding reduced.
Adam Gartrell, Amy Remeikis A speech Turnbull government MP Stuart Robert gave to Parliament defending the Gold Coast property developer Sunland was substantially written by the lead lobbyist for the company.
James Massola, Chief Political Reporter The federal government will water down its proposed $500 million backpacker tax in a deal that will please Nationals MPs who had campaigned against the measure.
Michael Gordon An asylum seeker who says he still suffers nightmares from the violence at Manus Island more than two years ago has been transferred from a Melbourne detention centre to Christmas Island to share a compound with some of Australia's most violent offenders.
Heath Aston, political correspondent A new project tracking attitudes to Islam has uncovered some disturbing new insights into how Australians view Muslims.
Tom McIlroy Kevin Rudd had begun secret discussions to create a new national cultural institution dedicated to Indigenous Australians before he was dumped as prime minister.
Latika Bourke Tuesday's Newspoll holds more grim news for the Member for Wentworth, who despite enjoying his best two weeks in in the job strutting the world stage is back facing the reality of his domestic woes after presiding over another fall in the Coalition's primary vote.
Daniel Flitton Australia has lost in its claim that an international commission has no jurisdiction to hear a complaint by East Timor in the bitter dispute over undersea oil and gas riches.
Matthew Knott Stephen Conroy finishes his 20-year Senate career on Friday, but has one piece of unfinished business.
Michael Koziol Indigenous Australians are losing 2.3 times the number of healthy years to death and disease than their non-Indigenous counterparts, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A photographed four metre crocodile is believed to be 'Whitey' the albino, but with darker skin.
Scott Prince joins the North West Stars team in the Gold Coast in November.
A Mount Isa man is helping police with inquiries after an attempted abduction in Gladstone on the weekend.
Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham has welcomed the appointment of Ian Macfarlane as ...