The Abbott government has put a stop to a $1.2 billion scheme set up by the former Labor government to deliver pay rises to aged care workers.
Waiting for Thursday's landmark ruling on the ACT same-sex marriage legislation, Michelle Stockwell studied the Australian coat-of-arms outside the High Court.
By Ben Schneiders, Royce Millar
The Abbott government will break its NBN election promise of giving all Australians access to 25 megabits per second download speeds by 2016, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted in Parliament on Thursday.
It isn't often that a Labor MP cites a Liberal as a role model, but it happened on Wednesday evening when Melissa Parke and Judi Moylan were honoured in this year's parliamentary integrity awards.
Holden managing director Mike Devereux says he does not blame the Coalition government for the company's decision to leave Australia.
Paul Keating injected a dose of perspective into the debate on Holden's decision to stop making cars in Australia when he addressed the Labor caucus to mark the 30th anniversary of the float of the dollar on Thursday.
Former employees of Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley have said they told senior Labor Party members that she was bullying staff as far back as 2010.
Toyota, the last car manufacturer standing in Australia, will find out at lunchtime on Thursday if it will be given the chance to put a new pay deal to its 2500-strong Altona workforce - something the car maker has argued is crucial to it staying in the country.
Asylum seekers are being subjected to humiliating treatment and appalling conditions on the Manus Island detention centre in a deliberate effort to pressure them to go back to where they came from, Amnesty International has alleged.