Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared his "ticker is in very good shape" when asked if he has the courage to challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the Liberal Party leadership.
Matthew Knott, Lucy Battersby Cabinet has approved a proposal by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to introduce a two-tiered pricing scheme for letter deliveries that is expected to see basic stamp prices increase to $1.
Matthew Knott The Abbott government is trying to strike a last-minute compromise deal with Senate crossbenchers on university fee deregulation by proposing the equivalent of a mining "super profits tax" for universities that increase their fees over current levels.
Heath Aston The mother of the first Australian to die in battle against Islamic State has spoken of her heartbreak in discovering her son was fighting for the Kurds in Syria at the same time as receiving the devastating news he had been killed on the frontline.
Matthew Knott New restrictions at Parliament House that are designed to improve security have the potential to impede on the freedom of the press.
Mark Kenny, Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has declared the GP co-payment as "dead, buried, cremated" after it was finally dumped on Tuesday.
David Wroe The Abbott government has agreed to adopt changes to its controversial plan to force phone and internet firms to keep customers' data for two years.
David Wroe, Mark Kenny Australian troops will remain in Iraq for at least two years under a new and enlarged deployment that will bring a significant risk of deadly insider attacks, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.
Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte A senior government senator has continued to attack Gillian Trigg's over the Human Rights Commission's report on children in immigration detention despite admitting he had not read the report.
Lisa Cox Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has come under fire for telling a conference Australia's economy would falter without coal mining.