A high-tech consortium led by Boeing has been awarded a $900 million contract to upgrade Australia’s battlefield communications technology.

Chinese tradies will not have to undergo the usual skills tests to work in Australia under a “side” deal in the new Australia-China free-trade agreement, unions claim.

An odd coupling of business, union, environmental, investor and welfare groups has come together to push for action on climate change.

Attorney-General George Brandis is seeking tough new requirements for Australian telcos.

Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia is lining up to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

The Community and Public Sector Union gave a roundup of strike action so far, and threats of more to come, at a half-day strike meeting in Canberra last week.

Rural Liberals want to officially question the validity of climate science, putting concerns on the agenda for its upcoming federal council.

The Australian Public Service is “totally hopeless” and actually makes the nation's politicians worse, one MP says.

There are strong signs that the Federal Government will soon commit to the controversial 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite concerns it could be signing away its freedom.

A bill to cut the renewable energy target (RET) has passed Federal Parliament, including measures to use native wood burning as a renewable fuel source.

A study of over 50,000 Twitter posts has shown where Australian politicians ‘really’ sit on the left-right divide.

The Federal Government will not extend a funding agreement with states and territories that funds care for women with perinatal depression.

Labor MP Ed Husic has become one of the first major party members to point out the flaws of the Abbott government's controversial anti-piracy website-blocking bill.

Federal workplace insurer Comcare says a tougher approach to workers compensation claims is behind figures showing it has won more than 70 per cent of disputed cases.

Around 1,000 federal public servants in the Hunter region of NSW have joined the nationwide strike.

The Immigration Department will undertake external performance reviews ahead of its merger with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

The gap between rich and poor in advanced economies is now at its highest level in decades.

The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has been accused of strategically selecting the information it provides to politicians.

The Federal Government says a new communications industry regulator will be better able to control the ever-changing sector.

The renewable energy sector has taken another hard hit, this time in the form of thinly-veiled condemnation by Australia’s prime minister.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten is saying nothing about his union history, until he faces the Royal Commission later this year.

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