Budget 2015: The aftermath:
The government's second budget drew a strong performance from Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott but is it enough to restore their standing? And does Labor offer an alternative? Analysis with Chris Hammer and Michael Gordon.
With Labor and the Greens fiercely opposed to the $1 billion paid parental leave cut, the government needs six of the eight crossbenchers to pass its new parental leave bill - due before Parliament in the spring sitting later this year.
Britain's Labour Party will name a new leader on September 12 following the resignation of Ed Miliband in the wake of his shock election defeat last week, the party's executive committee says.
Nominations will close on June 15, the party said on Wednesday.
The party's main spokespeople on business, Chuka Umunna, and on health, Liz Kendall, have already declared they will run for the post of leader.
Umunna, 36, would be the first ethnic minority leader of a major British political party but is seen by critics as too inexperienced, having been elected to parliament for…Read
David Cameron has said he will fight with everything he has to avoid having to go into coalition. However, according to a recent London School of Economics (LSE) analysis report, 9% is the current estimated likelihood of one party winning an overall majority.
A coalition government is a cabinet of a parliamentary government in which several political parties cooperate, reducing the dominance of any one party within that coalition. The usual reason given for this arrangement is that no party on its own can achieve a majority in the parliament. Wikipedia<…Read