Parents would be able to sublet their precious childcare places while they are on holiday or on maternity leave under a Productivity Commission idea that has been backed by the Abbott government.
Crossbench senator Ricky Muir has outlined his support for the Clerk of the Senate, distancing himself from comments made by ally Clive Palmer.
Australian soldiers are set to join an enlarged police presence to help secure the crash site of MH17 as the Abbott government worked against the clock on Friday to secure deals with key players to get a safe investigation started.
The Abbott government's claim to have ''stopped the boats'' has dramatically unravelled, as 157 asylum seekers who have been held captive on the high seas for almost a month will be brought to the mainland on Saturday.
Federal MP and head of the Palmer United Palmer, Clive Palmer, has denied ‘‘bodgying up’’ a key document at the heart of his increasingly bitter legal dispute with the Chinese company which has the right to mine his tenements in the Pilbara.
Australia’s policy on climate change is in disarray after the repeal of the carbon price while the stance of business remains unequivocally pro-coal.
The manner in which Julia Gillard took the leadership from Kevin Rudd was a ''defining political misjudgment'' for Labor that weakened the legitimacy of her prime ministership from the outset, according to former cabinet minister Greg Combet.
NSW Labor is expected to adopt a series of motions that elevate the importance of Palestinian statehood and condemn Israeli settlements on the West Bank at the party's state conference on Saturday.
A small number of Australian soldiers will be deployed to back up police charged with securing the crash site of MH-17 in Ukraine.
Women who take the pill choose partners who share a similar genetic profile causing them to lose interest in sex and become more likely to be the victim of violent assault and murder.