Car and auto components makers and unions are concerned a free trade deal signed with South Korea, one of the world's largest auto manufacturers, could hurt the local manufacturing industry.
Julie Bishop has arrived in Jakarta with a high-level delegation of bureaucrats and advisers to try to hose down Indonesian anger at recent spying allegations.
Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos has backed away from his suggestion that he would reconsider the government’s decision to shut down Labor’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
The Abbott government has secured a historic free trade agreement with South Korea, Australia's fourth largest trading partner.
The ACT will host the first same-sex marriages in Australian history this weekend, after the High Court reserved its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws.
Former federal MP Craig Thomson failed to provide upon request the financial records of the Health Services Union despite overseeing the funds in his then role as the union's national secretary, a court has been told.
The Greens are urging Labor to block Abbott government plans to repeal the Gillard government's poker machine reforms, warning that no future federal government will have the courage to tackle problem gambling.
Lawyers for Greenpeace's Arctic 30 are seeking exit visas for the environmental activists amid signs that Russian authorities may let them leave.
The tight circle that surrounds Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shrugged it off as a verbal hand grenade tossed by an embittered member overlooked for promotion.
Joe Hockey has reached an extraordinary last-minute deal with the Greens - once dubbed ''economic fringe dwellers'' by the government - to scrap Australia's $300 billion borrowing limit.