The soft drink industry said its fight against a sugar tax was "consuming vast amounts of resources", but by lobbying politicians and bureaucrats it had managed to keep the policy of the table.
Peter Martin Teachers and doctors are the key targets of a five-year blueprint for productivity to be unveiled by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday.
Peter Martin The national broadband network is losing money on each suburb it connects.
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Nicole Hasham A purportedly eco-friendly hybrid electric car emits four times more greenhouse gas than manufacturers claim, according to a report backed by Australia's motoring heavyweights that opens up a new front in the nation's energy policy tussle.
Carolyn Webb Call to act on antibiotic over-use, or some operations 'will become too dangerous'.
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar Taxpayers have picked up a $200,000 plus tab for former premier Jeff Kennett to rent office space from his wife.
Adam Gartrell, Political Correspondent Activist group GetUp! is readying itself for a costly legal battle to resist a push by Turnbull government MPs to have it declared a "front" for Labor and the Greens.
Peter Martin NBN Co chief Bill Morrow has gone on the offensive ahead of a Four Corners program due Monday night.
Doug Dingwall The agency's work has improved, but is yet to reach an acceptable standard, industry body says.