An employer of people with disabilities says it would be a tragedy if the NDIS failed to get off the ground.
Anne Ruston has won a bitter Liberals preselection battle in South Australia to replace Senator Mary Jo Fisher, who is quitting politics.
Australian Workers' Union boss Paul Howes says his union supports Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says Australians are sick of politicans who can't agree on key issues.
Inflation appears under control, so the central bank is unlikely to cut official interest rate when its board meets on the first Tuesday in August.
Campbell Newman has confirmed reports he had offered to back the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if it was paid for by the pay-as-you-go tax system.
Queensland coalition MP Ross Vasta says he is looking forward to a speedy resolution of a federal police probe into a private matter.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is confident there will now be launch sites for the NDIS in Victoria and NSW.
Anna Reynolds, daughter of Henry and Margaret Reynolds, will be the Greens candidate to take on independent Andrew Wilkie in the federal seat of Denison.
The $2 billion plan to privatise two NSW ports will go ahead, Treasure Mike Baird says.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott won't talk about specifics but maintains US officials are concerned about Australia's lower defence spending.
The NSW government says it will contribute $35 million towards a trial of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The move to close the Caltex oil refinery in Sydney was two years in the making, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has welcomed fresh bids by NSW and Victoria to host National Disability Insurance Scheme trial sites.
Labor minister backs Prime Minister Julia Gillard and scuttles ongoing speculation their colleagues are moving to re-install Kevin Rudd.
Queensland Rail bonuses will only be paid where they are required under contracts set up by Labor, the transport minister says.
Australia will lead the final diplomatic push at the UN for a treaty to restrict sales of guns and weapons around the world.
The coalition is aiming to cripple the Labor Party at the next federal election by running well-resourced candidates against potential Labor leaders.
The NSW opposition has called on the O'Farrell government to put an end to illegal logging and protect forests.