Prime Minister Julia Gillard has intervened in the sports betting debate, demanding TV and radio networks ban the promotion of live odds and restrict gambling advertisements during sporting matches.
The promise of $5.5 billion to narrow the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous students will be at risk if the states don't sign up to the Gillard government's plan for school improvement, Schools Minister Peter Garrett has warned.
The WikiLeaks Party is setting out to get its leader elected in absentia. Gay Alcorn meets 10 of the people Julian Assange trusts most.
Outspoken Liberal MPs plan to defy publicly the official party line by attending a Tea Party-style anti-wind-farm rally at Parliament House, widening the rift in Coalition ranks over renewable energy targets.
An emotional week has ended on a high note for former Liberal National Party state treasurer Barry O’Sullivan, who is set to take outgoing Barnaby Joyce’s seat in the Senate.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has seized upon NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli's comments in support of Labor's school reforms, saying they proved the Coalition was misleading the community over Gonski.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has pledged to create jobs in Geelong should he become prime minister, after news Ford will stop making cars in Australia from 2016.
Tom Waterhouse has the benefit of the wise counsel of the president of the NSW Liberal Party. The bookmaker, who this week refused to front a federal parliamentary committee into gambling advertising, has Chris Downy on his side through Mr Downy's job as chief executive of the Australian Wagering Council.
Tom Waterhouse is taking political advice from the president of the NSW Liberal Party.
Aboriginal leaders have warned of a crisis in the justice system with an explosion in the indigenous prison population, a spike in the number of juveniles being detained and the continuing high rate of deaths in custody.