November 7, 2017 17
If Abbott's quest for vengeance is meant to be a secret, it's not a very good one.
September 20, 2017 52
Shooting for Turnbull on energy policy, Abbott and Credlin's latest misfire only alienates them further from their own voters.
August 28, 2017 13
There are fewer female Coalition MPs than there have been for a generation. Paula Matthewson investigates how to change this unrepresentative old boys' club.
August 11, 2017 9
If you wouldn’t uncritically air the views of anti-vaxxers or climate change conspiracists, you should avoid lending credibility to those who would demonise gays or reframe marriage equality as an attack on free speech.
August 4, 2017 10
It's difficult to tell how successful, if at all, the young Senator will be at convincing the public he has rehabilitated.
July 28, 2017 9
Dean Smith continues to press on with plans to overturn or bypass the Liberals’ plebiscite policy by bringing a private member’s bill on marriage equality to the Parliament.
July 21, 2017 16
Anger and abuse are by no means the sole province of conservative politics, but there is no doubt that public discourse has become more nasty and antagonistic since Abbott commenced his campaign to tear down Julia Gillard in 2009.
July 12, 2017 21
Malcolm Turnbull has desperately needed a way to reconnect with the moderate/progressive voters that once had high hopes for him but now have stopped listening. The London speech might be it.
July 5, 2017 26
On its face, Tony Abbott’s call for “democratic” reform of the NSW Liberal Party seems perfectly reasonable. But only on its face ...
June 30, 2017 14
Tony Abbott was counting on a fifth column of conservatives within the Liberal Party to help him bring down Malcolm Turnbull. But the conservatives are closing ranks.
June 28, 2017 21
Malcolm Turnbull needs to spend his winter break productively reconnecting with voters. And weirdly, Bill Shorten knows just the thing.
June 21, 2017 8
The bluster of a floor-crossing is little more than theatrics, and George Christensen's recent effort is no exception.
June 15, 2017 25
Malcolm Turnbull is almost certainly going to lose the next election, thanks to Tony Abbott's constant sniping and undermining. So he might as well go down fighting -- and what better cause than saving the Earth?
June 5, 2017 14
Malcolm Turnbull is starting to deliver the centrist government many voters expected of him. But in doing so the PM will also incite a perfect storm of resistance from the conservative insurgents within his own party.
June 1, 2017 4
Senate estimates is a gladiatorial arena for political point-scoring and payback, and it's only fair that senior departmental staff be prepared for the adversarialism of the process.
May 26, 2017 15
This month’s budget could be seen as an attempt by Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison to emulate Rudd’s 2007 campaigning success.
May 23, 2017 6
Bill Shorten seems to be making noises about a federal ICAC. But it's all sound and fury, signifying nothing.
May 15, 2017 11
Will the Greens take a "pragmatic" approach to Scott Morrison's "pragmatic" budget? Or will they stay the party of the protest vote?
May 8, 2017 5
The back to basics budget would focus on creating jobs, improving living standards and protecting the disadvantaged.
May 2, 2017 6
Peta Credlin works hard to cultivate the impression that she’s an advocate and supporter of the advancement of women, but the reality is often quite the opposite.