Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Deborah Snow and Sarah Whyte The row between the president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, and the federal government has escalated, with Professor Triggs flatly denying she ever canvassed her possible resignation with other members of the commission.
Jared Lynch and Madeleine Heffernan Former News Corporation chief executive John Hartigan has called for Prime Minister Tony Abbott to step aside in the nation's best interest.
Heath Aston, political correspondent The heavily subsidised solar industry appears set for a shake-up after Environment Minister Greg Hunt revealed his concern that 15 per cent of the 1.3 million rooftop systems in Australia are substandard.
Mark Kenny, Sarah Whyte, Deborah Snow Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has undermined the government's stance that there had been no inducement to Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs to leave her job, confirming an international posting for Ms Triggs had been the subject of discussions.
Lisa Cox With a withering look, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop responded to a New Zealand journalist’s question about whether she would stand against Malcolm Turnbull in a leadership spill.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned her colleagues the Australian people will judge the Liberal Party at the next election, amid growing suggestions that key support for Tony Abbott is ebbing away.
Lisa Cox Prime Minister Tony Abbott has attempted to deflect questions about his leadership, providing a less than confident answer when asked if he expects to hold the job by the end of next week.
Noel Towell Merger of ABS and AIHW a "done deal", insiders say.
Noel Towell Immigration boss moves to plug gaps left by high-level defections.