Tony Abbott’s recovery hinges on whether he can bribe voters to think more positively about him whenever they stop thinking about national security and focus on issues of greater importance.READ MORE
Yesterday, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin delivered a speech in Sydney that was heavy on corporate jargon, and light on answers for the Bali Nine duo.READ MORE
Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people should not be taken as a sine qua non on the path to equality.READ MORE
A national TV talent contest turns out to be the perfect staging ground for Eurovision, so perhaps Australia is in with a chance.READ MORE
How will sales of The Australian Financial Review and The Australian look in 13 years? Let’s do the sums, with as much rigour as Joe Hockey applied to his much-touted IGR …READ MORE
What will the “consequences” be for Indonesia if it goes ahead with the planned execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan? Foreign policy experts weigh in.READ MORE
China’s Communist Party faces two challenges this month: how to recover its ailing economy, and how to deal with a controversial new documentary about Chinese air pollution.READ MORE
While Joe Hockey appears to have realised he can’t go on talking down the economy forever, the Reserve Bank was publicly warning it needs help to get economic growth back to trend, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.READ MORE
Melbourne is this year’s FM market to watch. And other media tidbits of the day.READ MORE
WHAT WAS SAID:
"It is not a footy-orientated problem that is isolated to football codes. I think it is a wider issue."
"Heaps of people use cocaine. I just got caught."