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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.

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.

ScoMo is a John Howard tribute act — a bad one

ScoMo is a John Howard tribute act — a bad one

It's an insult to Howard's political nous to call Scott Morrison a redux of Honest John, one of the Liberal Party's most successful leaders.

It's about ethics in polling journalism

It's about ethics in polling journalism

Australian polling is still reeling from the election, but that doesn't mean you should write off Anthony Albanese's latest Newspoll.

Pyne and Bishop quite literally phone it in to Senate inquiry

Pyne and Bishop quite literally phone it in to Senate inquiry

Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne's absence at a Senate inquiry into their post-ministerial employment speaks volumes.

New evidence shines a light on the real reason Labor lost the election

New evidence shines a light on the real reason Labor lost the election

As it turns out, plenty of voters liked Labor's policy suite. It was Bill Shorten wot lost it.

Dutton deploys his one nasty political trick against Biloela family

Dutton deploys his one nasty political trick against Biloela family

Peter Dutton doesn't have many political tactics in his repertoire. But the one he does have he uses to devastating effect.