Union-dominated super funds would lose their special status under a draft Productivity Commission recommendation that would delink superannuation from awards and allocate new workers to default funds only once.
Peter Martin The non-profit industry funds want you to think there's nothing wrong. They are most often the funds new employees are defaulted into and they perform the best, on average far better than their for-profit competitors.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor The government says it supports an extradition treaty with Beijing because it will ensure Chinese criminals are sent back to China, where they belong. And it maintains that righteous enthusiasm right up until suddenly, it's gone.And so, another column in the facade of orderly, government, topples to populist whimsy.Cory Bernardi's power as a rookie independent, just got a pretty big kick-along. The government's prestige, not so much.
James Massola At 8.40am on Tuesday, just minutes after Julie Bishop had publicly backed a China extradition treaty and walked into a meeting of the leadership group, Bill Shorten rang Malcolm Turnbull.
James Massola, Tom McIlroy, Fergus Hunter A Turnbull government plan to ratify the China-Australia extradition treaty has collapsed, with mounting opposition from the Coalition backbench causing the government to withdraw the treaty from Parliament.
Michael Koziol, political reporter Australia's Minister for International Development has fired a warning shot to the region.
David Wroe, national security correspondent In her strongest remarks yet on Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the US President is "driving an economic nationalist agenda", indicating his policies are considered an economic threat to Australia.
Eryk Bagshaw NSW and Victoria risk falling behind a soaring tourism market, new government figures show, after the east coast states experienced only a quarter of the growth in tourism numbers of the Northern Territory and half that of WA.
Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent Politicians will face stricter tests before they can charge taxpayers for travel expenses under a new tranche of Turnbull government changes in legislation to be introduced next week.
Daniel Flitton Australia goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure its name stays off Trump's naughty list.