Paula MatthewsonSep 20, 201736 Comments
Shooting for Turnbull on energy policy, Abbott and Credlin's latest misfire only alienates them further from their own voters.
Paula MatthewsonAug 28, 201713 Comments
There are fewer female Coalition MPs than there have been for a generation. Paula Matthewson investigates how to change this unrepresentative old boys' club.
Paula MatthewsonAug 11, 20179 Comments
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.
Paula MatthewsonAug 4, 201710 Comments
It's difficult to tell how successful, if at all, the young Senator will be at convincing the public he has rehabilitated.
Paula MatthewsonJul 28, 20179 Comments
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.
Paula MatthewsonJul 21, 201716 Comments
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.
Paula MatthewsonJul 12, 201721 Comments
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.
Paula MatthewsonJul 5, 201726 Comments
On its face, Tony Abbott’s call for “democratic” reform of the NSW Liberal Party seems perfectly reasonable. But only on its face ...
Paula MatthewsonJun 30, 201714 Comments
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.
Paula MatthewsonJun 28, 201721 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull needs to spend his winter break productively reconnecting with voters. And weirdly, Bill Shorten knows just the thing.