It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.
Workplace Relations Minister Eric Abetz says voters no longer believe the Coalition will bring back WorkChoices because the government has "neutralised" Labor and the unions' political attack over workplace laws.
Clive Palmer has signalled he will support restoring temporary protection visas only if the Abbott government removes asylum seeker children from Christmas Island and Nauru.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed the government is considering "non-lethal" military assistance and humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
A Qantas passenger jet became ‘‘nose-heavy’’ during take off from Canberra Airport because sales staff had over-estimated the weight of a large group of primary school children on board by several tonnes.
Police are investigating whether speed and alcohol were factors in a crash that killed four young friends believed to have been travelling to buy a cigarette lighter on the New South Wales north coast.
Cash returns to investors were a key driver of the sharemarket during the earnings season, but is the more in the pipeline, Bank of America Merrill Lynch asks.
An asylum seeker who contracted a skin disease on Manus Island, has been announced brain dead by doctors in Brisbane's Mater Hospital.
Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek has defended mistakenly calling Africa a country instead of a continent, saying but said the government's $7 billion cut to foreign aid is the real embarrassment.
Traditional electricity suppliers such as AGL Energy and Origin Energy risk losing business to Google, Apple and even Amazon as tech-savvy customers seek more digitally mobile ways of controlling their energy use, says consulting company Accenture.