"We are in the process of confidential discussions with the banks and we see no reason to change our forecasts".
Fergus Hunter As heated debate beckons, the bipartisan audience for this addition to the parliamentary art collection was all smiles.
Peter Martin In the past three budgets the Treasury has forecast a lift in economic growth and has been disappointed.
Adam Gartrell, Health Correspondent A radical overhaul of hospital funding has been rejected by Health Minister Greg Hunt.
Fergus Hunter Deputy Prime Minister rejects call for a constitutionally-enshrined Indigenous body to influence policy in Canberra.
Adam Gartrell, Health Correspondent Labor leader says the Coalition's thaw in the Medicare rebate freeze is "cash for no comment".
Adam Gartrell Leaked documents reveal the government's top health officials have joined a secret taskforce.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The recently retired Defence head Dennis Richardson has said Australia should carry out its own "freedom-of-navigation" naval operation to challenge China's claim over waters surrounding artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Stephanie Peatling A Liberal leaning think tank has written to all MPs urging them to vote against the Turnbull government's bank levy saying it amounts to "quasi nationalisation" of the major banks and will impede economic growth.
Adam Morton Sam Al Maraee says he is lucky. When his parents and sisters in Baghdad faced death threats unless they embraced Islamic State's perverted brand of Islam, he had the means to give them a chance most of the world's 21 million refugees will never have.