Kevin Rudd had begun secret discussions to create a new national cultural institution dedicated to Indigenous Australians before he was dumped as prime minister.
Latika Bourke Tuesday's Newspoll holds more grim news for the Member for Wentworth, who despite enjoying his best two weeks in in the job strutting the world stage is back facing the reality of his domestic woes after presiding over another fall in the Coalition's primary vote.
Sean Nicholls Three federal politicians promise to release the information under parliamentary privilege.
Daniel Flitton Australia has lost in its claim that an international commission has no jurisdiction to hear a complaint by East Timor in the bitter dispute over undersea oil and gas riches.
Matthew Knott Stephen Conroy finishes his 20-year Senate career on Friday, but has one piece of unfinished business.
Michael Koziol Indigenous Australians are losing 2.3 times the number of healthy years to death and disease than their non-Indigenous counterparts, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Michael Koziol High-level talks between the government and the opposition have achieved nothing but animosity.
Tom McIlroy A Turnbull government MP under fire for using taxpayer funds to attend his own wedding is facing fresh questions.
Esther Han Those pesky late fees can quickly add up to a massive sum of money.
Cameron Atfield Former Abbott and Howard government minister Ian Macfarlane has been confirmed as the new chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council, in a move foreshadowed by former prime minister Tony Abbott in May.