Jacqui Lambie should resign from Parliament if she is not going to take her job seriously, government MP Craig Laundy says, following the Palmer United senator's warning that Ebola-infected "suicide agents" could attack Australia.
More than a year after his election, Tony Abbott's signature paid parental leave policy has stalled with Treasury officials admitting in estimates hearings that no progress has been made with states on who is to pay for aspects of the controversial scheme. The admission suggests the policy, loathed by virtually every minister in cabinet according to senior figures, could be trimmed for a second time since the election to make it less objectionable to big business and less costly to a cash-strapped budget.
A simple meme celebrating Gough Whitlam's achievements has sparked a legacy war with Labor accusing the Greens of "grave robbing".
The Abbott government appears determined to destroy the emerging renewable energy sector to protect Australia's fossil fuel industry if its plans to lower the clean energy target are any guide, wind farm developers said.
Tom Uren sits in the nursing home in Sydney's eastern suburbs where he has spent the past few months, thinking of the pleasure he'll get when he regains the strength to return to his home in his beloved Balmain, and thinking, too, of his old leader, Gough Whitlam, who'll never go home now.
The outpouring began instantly and flowed through the day. It seemed no friend or follower could resist posting their tribute to Gough Whitlam. In the age of social media it becomes almost insensitive not to, as if the world might note your failure to sufficiently mark the occasion.
The destruction of Ngara, the birthplace of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, was scheduled to begin on the very morning he passed away.
The subject experts appointed to the Abbott government's national curriculum review included several figures with close Coalition links who were chosen without any scrutiny from education officials.
It was a day when ideological agendas were set beside, when no one spoke ill and an uncommon civility descended as members of parliament rose to praise the man who had dominated their craft long after he left the building.
The Abbott government is supporting a scaling back of the renewable energy target which they say will better reflect changes in demand for electricity.
GROUP Three Rugby League premiers Macleay Valley have been excluded from the competition for 2015.
TAREE'S Narelle Campbell has been short listed for the 2015 NSW Australian of the Year.