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Dennis Atkins — Freelance journalist

Dennis Atkins

Freelance journalist

Dennis Atkins is a freelance journalist based in Brisbane where he was a national political editor during the Howard government.

Morrison hitches his wagon to Boris and Trump's chaotic convoy

Morrison hitches his wagon to Boris and Trump's chaotic convoy

Morrison doesn’t care that he’s easily lumped with Trump and Johnson, which suggests he thinks this will play well with those 'quiet Australians' he summons at every turn.

How Australia jumped on Trump's conspiracy bus

How Australia jumped on Trump's conspiracy bus

The government isn't being forthcoming about what lies ahead, but there are already plenty of weird twists and turns to reflect on.

It's crunch time for the Australian economy

It's crunch time for the Australian economy

How would you feel if the Reserve Bank threw open the window and starting dumping cash on the street? It might be their only option if interest rate cuts can't boost the Australian economy.

Morrison's Pentecostal pal will continue to cause him headaches

Morrison's Pentecostal pal will continue to cause him headaches

Scott Morrison has arrived back from the US with a fresh headache after rumours surfaced that he tried to get controversial Hillsong Church leader Brian Houston on his state dinner invite list.

Percentage of people who take climate change seriously remains stubbornly low

Percentage of people who take climate change seriously remains stubbornly low

New research shows that the number of people "very concerned" about climate change remains stuck at 40%. Is our lack of faith and trust in government to blame?

Pauline and Jacqui: the Senate's ultimate odd couple

Pauline and Jacqui: the Senate's ultimate odd couple

These two make for a seriously weird pair in politics right now — and they have more power than ever before.

Will Trump and Morrison follow in the footsteps of Holt and LBJ?

Will Trump and Morrison follow in the footsteps of Holt and LBJ?

The price of Trump's hospitality may well be cementing the Australia-US military bond even further.

Canberra's political Freaky Friday

Canberra's political Freaky Friday

Albanese is schmoozing the big end of town while Morrison has sent one of his advisers to lecture businesses on corporate responsibility. What is happening on Capital Hill?

What can a movie about Brexit tell us about Scott Morrison's Australia?

What can a movie about Brexit tell us about Scott Morrison's Australia?

Brexit: The Uncivil War feels like a mud map for the Coalition’s campaign against Australian Labor in May this year.

Porter elbows out Frydenberg to become Morrison's most likely successor

Porter elbows out Frydenberg to become Morrison's most likely successor

Attorney-General Christian Porter has that political star quality that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg lacks.