The Abbott government's GP co-payment has been killed off for good with Heath Minister Sussan Ley telling Coalition MPs "we are not pursuing it at all".
Fergus Hunter While the numbers and projections seem to paint an ever worsening picture of Australia's budgetary position, the government's rhetoric appears to be growing more positive.
Latika Bourke Prank text messages sent to MPs phones via their public emails do not constitute hacking, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
Matthew Knott Cabinet has approved a proposal by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to introduce a two-tiered pricing scheme for letter deliveries that is expected to see basic stamp prices increase to $1.
Peter Martin The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to push up the price of medicines, stop some Australians from taking their medicines and make it harder to restrict the sale of tobacco and alcohol, a comprehensive review has found.
Judith Ireland Labor's families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin has rubbished the government's new welfare blueprint, describing it as "disappointing" and full of broad "common sense" findings that lack practical detail.
Judith Ireland Australian voters think more funding for childcare and preschools is more important than a company tax cut, a new poll has found.
Phillip Thomson The enormity of dysfunction inside Parliament House has been detailed, but the boss is standing her ground.
James Massola, Political Correspondent The Business Council of Australia has called on the federal government to seek only modest savings in the May budget and avoid major new spending commitments that are not offset by cuts elsewhere.
Nassim Khadem ANZ chief executive Mike Smith says the Abbott government's watering down of gender reporting requirements will mean that the nation's top companies could fail to reach their targets for more women in senior leadership and on boards.
Neva Hartmann at her East Kurrajong animal haven
Hawkesbury Gazette - The month of January in pictures
A protest rally was held outside Hawkesbury Council last night over the death of fish, eels and reptiles ...
2015 Hawkesbury City Council Australian Citizenship Ceremony held at the Windsor Function Centre