The Nationals – of whom Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is deputy leader – have been agitated at the strong power of Coles and Woolworths to beat down prices of suppliers.
Farmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government's long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not planning any further action in relation to the ABC’s Q&A program.
A government report into the processes followed by the ABC's Q&A program has been released.
Television personality Ray Martin has been appointed by the ABC to conduct its review into Q&A.
Executive producer of Q&A Peter McEvoy has been given a formal warning in the wake of the furore over Zaky Mallah's appearance.
MRIs of 9,000 people have shown that depression shrinks parts of the brain.
Brain damage is caused by persistent depression rather than being a predisposing factor for it, researchers have finally concluded after decades of unconfirmed hypothesising.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has been awarded damages from Fairfax Media.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has been awarded $200,000 in damages for a partial win in his defamation case against Fairfax Media.
Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said: ‘There is now overwhelming common ground on the need for a more certain and meaningful approach to emissions reduction’.
Major business, union, research, environment, investor and social groups have formed the Australian Climate Roundtable in an effort to "put the climate policy debate on common ground and offer a way forward".
The new fingerprint test can detect Ebola in minutes.
A new fingerprick test given at the patient's bedside predicts Ebola infection within minutes.
ABC managing director Mark Scott said that the ABC was ‘on the side of Australia’.
The government has ordered its own inquiry and Tony Abbott has declared "heads should roll" as the row over Q&A escalated after the program was rebroadcast.
Zaky Mallah’s inclusion on Q&A has received high criticism from members of the government.
Zaky Mallah, the former terrorism suspect at the centre of the Q&A storm, travelled to the studio in a free bus the program puts on to take audience members from Sydney's western suburbs
Vaccinations for children and other health services were suspended during the Ebola epidemic.
Ebola has been blamed for a surge in untreated malaria cases in west Africa that could have led to an excess numbers of deaths from malaria, greater than the total caused by the Ebola virus.
Tony Abbott has released the federalism discussion paper.
Allowing states to raise their own income tax and changing the way the GST is carved up are among options put in the government's discussion paper on reform of Australia's federation.
Kevin Rudd admits he might have leaked to Laurie Oakes damaging details of the meeting he and Gillard had on the night of the 2010 coup against him.
Kevin Rudd has said there was "no way in the world" he would have moved against Julia Gillard in June 2013 unless Bill Shorten and his group were with him.
More than two million cat videos were posted on YouTube as of 2014 with nearly 26 billion total views.
Watching cute cat videos and looking at their online pictures may not be a waste of time. A new study has found doing so could boost energy levels and increase feelings of happiness.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has sought an early appearance at the royal commission.
In an effort to deal with the political fallout of his union past, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has asked the royal commission into union corruption to bring forward his appearance to July.
One child dies every minute from Malaria in Africa.
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A new drug that stops the malaria parasite in its tracks, and could be delivered in a single dose, has researchers excited about treatment prospects for the disease.
Tony Abbott: ‘We can encourage jobs and tackle the costs of living far away from major cities’.
A 20-year roadmap to boost northern Australia's development and investment will be unveiled by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
New ALP president Mark Butler has put internal reform high on the agenda ahead of the party’s national conference.
Federal frontbencher Mark Butler has won the ALP national presidency after a ballot that saw nearly 19,500 rank and file party members cast votes.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale made a deal with the government to allow changes to the pension.
The government and the Greens have struck a deal to pass tougher eligibility arrangements for the pension.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hardline stance on terrorism is feeding into a national concern about threats, this year’s Lowy poll indicates.
The Abbott government's anti-terrorism pitch is tapping into and feeding a deep vein of national security fear in the Australian population.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has regained the lead as preferred prime minister.
More than two-thirds of voters support legalising gay marriage in a poll that shows Labor again ahead of the Coalition on a two-party basis.
Labor leader Bill Shorten will appear before the royal commission into trade union governance and corruption.
Bill Shorten will give evidence at the royal commission into union corruption, which is probing the conduct of the Australian Workers Union, of which he is a former Victorian and national secretary.
Tony Abbott said Australia was talking with our friends and partners about ‘how the Iraqi forces might be better helped’.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has flagged that Australia would like to see its substantial military contribution to the war against Islamic State more effectively used.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens condemned the “inability to find political agreement” on infrastructure.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has left open the possibility of another rate cut, but warned against expecting monetary policy to do too much of the work in encouraging economic growth.
Bill Shorten wants addressing the gender gap “to be a cause that all of us share”.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has moved to make the gender gap an issue for the ALP's July national conference and for Labor more widely.
Tuesday’s Newspoll is a poor result for opposition leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten's ratings have taken a hit in Tuesday's Newspoll, with Tony Abbott having a better net approval rating than his opponent for the first time in nearly 14 months.