Federal police have finalised their investigation into allegations Speaker Peter Slipper misused taxi vouchers and have sent material to prosecutors.
The Australian Taxation Office has revealed it will target occupations with high work-related expense claims in the coming year.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan says the price of iron ore could have a bearing on the money generated through the MRRT.
The head of Queensland's public sector union says Premier Campbell Newman didn't promise him before the election there would be no public service job cuts.
So union bosses are meeting to decide if and when Kevin Rudd will be reinstated as PM.
Union powerbrokers have contradicted each other over revisiting a Gillard-Rudd leadership showdown.
Opposition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says former PM Kevin Rudd's brother, Queensland senate hopeful Greg, is unlikely to side with Labor.
Greens Immigration spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson-Young has released the minor party's submission to Angus Houston's expert panel on asylum seekers. The panel has been appointed by Julia Gillard to seek a solution to the political impasse over border protection.
Authorities have stopped a boat carrying a suspected 55 asylum seekers off Western Australia.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chief Rod Sims says supermarket fuel discount dockets could be undermining competition.
Five members of the Indonesian military are being accused of escorting a group of asylum seekers to board a boat to Australia.
Treasurer Wayne Swan is being tipped to lose his Brisbane seat of Lilley in the 2013 federal election.
An economist says Australia has enjoyed 21 years without a recession - the longest period of economic growth for any nation at any time.
Kathy Jackson is appealing the orders to put the HSU into administration that were set down by Justice Geoffrey Flick in the Federal Court last month.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Tony Abbott has reached a "new low" in criticising Australia's defence cuts to an American audience.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has spelled out his view on the US-Australia relationship in a major speech in Washington.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she trusts families not to blow the latest round of tax cuts and family payments on poker machines.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott says Kevin Rudd has been doing a good job in the US this week while Labor MPs deny new leadership speculation in Australia.