Union heavyweight and prominent same-sex marriage opponent Joe de Bruyn has dismissed Tanya Plibersek's push for a binding vote on the issue, arguing she is just "playing up" to her inner-city electorate.
Heath Aston, political correspondent BHP Billiton has revealed the true extent of its sweetheart deal with tax authorities in Singapore.
Heath Aston Cbus, which manages $27 billion on behalf of building and construction workers, is calling on the Abbott government to crack down on employers who duck the super guarantee contribution.
Dan Harrison Businessman Ron Walker is thrilled that the drug he credits with saving his life could be made publicly available.
James Massola Labor and the Greens have backed calls for Bali 9 pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be granted clemency, even as the condemned men confront the reality that they could be killed by the Indonesian state as soon as Tuesday night.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is calling on her party to make all Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage in a fresh bid to get federal parliament to legalise the reform. Ms Plibersek will argue the ALP should change its platform at the party's national conference in July.
Matthew Knott Health Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed the government will tackle "perverse incentives" in the health system by removing over-the-counter medications - such as Panadol, aspirin and antacids - from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the May budget.
Nick Miller The head of the elite counter-terrorism unit that broke a January terrorist siege in Paris has asked Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to put him in touch with the team that faced a similar challenge in Sydney the month before.
Peter Martin Including the family home in the pension assets test could be a political plus if handled properly, a new report suggests.
James Massola ISIL recruits an Australian medical professional that outwardly showed no signs of supporting extremist Islamic views.
Taree Anzac Day Parade and Ceremony. Lest we forget.
Your news snapshot from around the Mid-North Coast, regional Australia and further afield.
THOUSANDS took part in Taree's Anzac Day service this morning.
Anzac Day parade & ceremony at Old Bar
GNaTPAK Mountain Bike racing
Commemorations for the cenetenary of Anzac Day took place up and down the Mid-North Coast on Saturday.
Thousands gathered at the Taree memorial for a 4:45am dawn service which had a special dedication to those ...