It's not hard to imagine that Tony Abbott might have looked wistfully back across the Tasman to Australia once or twice on this quick trip and pondered what a difference a couple of thousand kilometres can make.
James Massola, Jacqueline Maley and Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signalled the controversial Medicare co-payment could be dumped in a matter of days.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given his clearest signal yet that he may be preparing to dump his controversial plan for a fee to see a GP.
Dan Harrison Former Prime Minister John Howard has been discharged from a Sydney hospital after receiving treatment for a heart condition.
Judith Ireland When Scott Morrison fronted the National Press Club this week, he was careful to point out that the McClure report into welfare he had just released was a "report to government, not from government".
Judith Ireland Christine Bird is the co-ordinator at the Crossroads Community Care Centre in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, where she works with locals facing poverty because of high rents, domestic violence and other issues.
Daniel Flitton Australia's politicians and lawmakers may agree on the size of our terrorist threat, but there is a spectrum of opinion on how far we need to go with anti-terrorist legislation.
Deborah Snow and Sarah Whyte The Triggs affair could be the tipping point that ends the prime ministership of Tony Abbott.
Mark Kenny, Jared Lynch, Madeleine Heffernan Some of the nation's top business leaders have turned on Prime Minister Tony Abbott declaring leadership instability is harming confidence, as backbenchers urge the cabinet to end the uncertainty.
Dan Harrison Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Grand final teams sorted for Griffith Touch Association men's and women's competition.
Badenhorst to compete at IPC Para-snowboard World Championships in Spain with broken wrist.
Leeton to give new players a run at West Wyalong Knockout.