Australian employers would be banned from imposing "salary secrecy" on their staff under a new plan designed to help close the growing pay gap between men and women.
Adam Gartrell Firebrand Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has set his anti-halal sights on the Australian Institute of Sport.
Adam Gartrell Australia and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal, with medicines, cars and dairy emerging as key sticking points.
Adam Gartrell Bronwyn Bishop has cancelled plans to travel to New York on the taxpayer dime this month as the expenses scandal rages on.
Natalie O'Brien, Neelima Choahan An asylum seeker is believed to have died from a heart attack at a West Australian immigration detention centre amid claims he had been denied medical treatment for two weeks.
Adam Gartrell Bill Shorten says the latest claims about Bronwyn Bishop's travel expenses take the scandal to "the next level".
Cameron Atfield Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has increased the heat on embattled Parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, accusing Prime Minister Tony Abbott of protecting his ally.
Peter Martin The giant Trans-Pacific trade talks were in danger of breaking up without agreement as the United States withdrew an offer it had previously made to Australia on dairy access and gave no ground on sugar.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has broken several days of radio silence to comment directly on the crisis surrounding his hand-picked Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop as marginal seat MPs admit they are becoming increasingly frustrated.
Nicole Hasham A refugee's visa application would be fast-tracked if they paid a potential $19,000 fee and their family in Australia promised to cover health and welfare costs, under proposals the Abbott government is weighing to cut refugee costs.