Pork-barrelling could cost Victoria funding for the Melbourne metropolitan rail tunnel, a senior transport bureaucrat has suggested.
Queensland's health minister says he will only be given a sneak peek at documents that could help the government sue over the payroll debacle.
The administrator of the Health Services Union's embattled East branch has frozen its accounts and brought in independent financial advisers.
Tony Abbott says he's focused on winning the next election rather than discussing Mal Brough's chances of returning to the frontbench.
An estimated 5.1 million hectares of Papua New Guinea's customary land has been given to mostly foreign-owned companies under special leases.
A well-managed economy will enable the federal government to pay for the national disability insurance scheme, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
A new report on inequality in New Zealand shows a widening gap between European and Maori and Pacific Island families.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he doesn't have a problem with gay marriage as it doesn't affect his marriage to wife Bronagh.
It's expected Peter O'Neill will be sworn in as Papua New Guinea's prime minister for the fourth time in a year on Friday.
Labor MP Graham Perrett says Labor has a lot of work to do to get voters on side but the latest poll shows it's moving in the right direction.
River issues will be a priority for South Australia's newly chosen senator-elect Anne Ruston.
Mal Brough says he has always told the truth about his involvement in the sexual harassment case against parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper.
Melbourne councils are paying up to $850 for a 20-minute welcome-to-country ceremony that should only cost a few hundred dollars, says an elder.
Former Labor premier Steve Bracks axed Victorian governor Sir James Gobbo 12 years ago because he was linked to a Liberal-dominated lunch club.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says a lot of people are still worried about the carbon tax, despite the findings of a new poll.
The NSW government says it won't be contributing any more money towards a trial of the NDIS and is calling on the Commonwealth to accepts its offer.
Abbott wrote to Gillard on three separate occasions asking that he be included in a non-partisan push to get the NDIS underway.
The FBEU says NSW government plans to slash $70 million from Fire and Rescue's budget will close stations and put communities at risk.
Border Protection Command says it intercepted a boat full of asylum seekers on Saturday night - the second within 24 hours.