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.
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.
Tom Waterhouse is taking political advice from the president of the NSW Liberal Party.
Four months ago, Prime Minister Julia Gillard's partner, Tim Mathieson, quietly bought a bush block on the bank of the Goulburn River near Jamieson, in north-east Victoria.
Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has granted lawyers access to two Tamil asylum seekers who feared they would be sent back to Sri Lanka.
The joy for Manokala on her first day of freedom is tempered by sadness for those she left behind, especially the children Australia locks in immigration detention.
A Coalition government would review Medicare Locals, the 61 organisations set up by Labor to co-ordinate primary care across Australia.
Liberal MP Wyatt Roy has joined the growing list of federal MPs who support same-sex marriage. Mr Roy, 23, who was the youngest person to be elected to federal parliament in 2010, said he supports both same-sex marriage and a free vote on the issue for Liberal MPs.
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