A delay in increasing the superannuation rate will "almost inevitably" mean higher wages, federal treasurer Treasurer Joe Hockey has said, while also conceding employers could pocket the saving instead of passing it on to workers as wage rises.
A bucket too far for frosty Clive.
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.
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.
Australia's ambassador teases his Russian hosts during a diplomatic ding-dong on Twitter.
The Abbott government has finally delivered on a key election promise and repealed the mining tax after striking a compromise with the Palmer United Party, but at a $6.5 billion hit over four years to the budget bottom line.
Senior Liberal MP says public servants lack creativity, but former top mandarin says ministers are the enemy of innovation.
Turkey's Ambassador in Canberra blasts as "unfair" international calls to tighten the country's border with Syria to stem the flow of foreign jihadists.
The mining tax has been repealed after the Abbott government reached a deal with the Palmer United Party to scrap the tax but keep the associated compensation.
The construction workers union directed all staff and officials to clean out their emails despite it being issued with an order to produce electronic documents to the royal commission into union corruption.