PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reshuffled Cabinet and the outer ministry in an effort to “revitalise” his government ahead of the coming election.
IT WILL take the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority five years to complete its response to an audit of its permits system.
THE nation’s most senior bureaucrat has found embattled MP Stuart Robert acted inconsistently with the ministerial standards during a “personal” trip to China.
LABOR failed in an attempt to censure the Prime Minister for not sacking embattled Human Services Minister Stuart Robert on Thursday.
UPDATE: Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce will revisit the Coalition Agreement but does not expect any major changes
EFFORTS to Close the Gap on indigenous disadvantage have fallen behind in several key areas, a new report has found.
A MAJOR outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Australia remains possible but unlikely, despite international calls for more funds to research a vaccine.
NEW draft laws to allow Australians to legally grow medicinal cannabis do not meet the “key criteria” of letting doctors prescribe the drug to patients,
SOME Queensland LNP federal backbenchers are pushing for ministerial support for a $100 million innovation fund for central and north Queensland.
TREASURER Scott Morrison has invoked a Biblical reference to explain why the Turnbull government cannot go ahead with a GST increase.
Daniel Burdon is APN Australian Regional Media's Canberra bureau reporter, covering federal parliament and politics. He was previously a rural and general news reporter at the Morning Bulletin in Rockhampton and worked in Alice Springs for the Centralian Advocate.