The decision to process refugees far from Australian shores hasn't harmed the nation's human rights reputation, Foreign Minister Bob Carr says.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she's confidence Treasury forecasts for a surplus and carbon price revenue can be met.
Stephen Conroy suggested all unionists are involved with “slush funds”. Julia Gillard agrees, and she should know.
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has backed changes to the carbon price, which will see Australia link to the European trading scheme from mid-2015.
This material verifies what Pickering Post has been reporting over many months. The frequency and amount of the Bruce Wilson's fraud is extensive. It is unclear exactly what Gillard was privy to, instrumental in, and/or to what extent.
There's been a lot of crowing and elbowing to centre stage over the Gillard-Wilson affair this past week.
Radio announcer Derryn Hinch has been sacked from his job hosting the drive slot on Melbourne's 3AW radio station.
Political analysts say Queensland Premier Campbell Newman must change his leadership style or risk becoming a one-term wonder.
Peeling back the putrid layers.
Julia Gillard employs no fewer than 1,600 media advisers (spin doctors). The cost? $150,000,000 pa. There are more, but Ministers like Albanese won't disclose details.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has backed away from John Howard's comments on Work Choices as Labor called on him to again reject the policy.
Cartoonist Larry Pickering, accused by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of running a "vile and sexist" website, wants her to answer his questions.
Well done, Julia.
No, seriously, I mean that. Shot me down in flames you did. I really felt like crawling under a rock after that impromptu performance...
In 30+ years of cartooning, I've never seen a politician, let alone a Prime Minister, react to cartoons and / or questions in such a way that he (or she) would resort to personal abuse and denigration of the satirist at a press conference. She lost it.