Colin Barnett's push to change the GST carve-up is very reasonable, opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey says.
A deal to trial the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW and Victoria is making progress, says Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
ACTU president Ged Kearney has renewed a call for a long-term strategy to keep the car industry afloat in Australia after the loss of another 119 jobs.
The Australian Workers Union will meet with its members to assess the implications of Caltex's decision to close its Kurnell refinery in Sydney's south.
Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says the closure of Caltex's oil refinery in Sydney will not jeopardise energy supplies.
Okay, he isn't the sort of bloke blokes gravitate to. You wouldn't go out on the town with him for a bit of pollinating.
Australia's largest states have not given up on a joint bid to host launch sites for a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Julia Gillard says the federal government has reached an agreement with two states and a territory to launch the national disability insurance scheme.
Pieces of the puzzle slide further into place as the big picture of Government links to union fraud becomes clearer.
The extensive Leveson Inquiry has resulted in the UK Crown Prosecutor outlining multiple charges to be laid against Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says China would benefit from political reforms to match its economic liberalisation.
The federal opposition says Labor's vote has failed to climb back over the cliff it fell off when the government announced the carbon tax.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has offered a compromise with media executives concerned about possible moves to tighten regulations.
The Climate Institute says opposition to carbon pricing can be turned around if it is explained and both government and business take the lead.
A report into the disgraced HSU East branch has shown excessive claims on credit cards, misuse of union funds, levels of nepotism and poor governance.
The final report by Ian Temby QC and accountant Dennis Robertson, leaked comprehensively on Monday, found HSU East policies for obtaining goods and services involved few or no competitive tenders, much to the detriment of the workers.