Tony Walker

Political commentator


With Australia Day looming, Turnbull and Dutton would do well to remember Cronulla

January 10, 2018 12

The Prime Minister and Peter Dutton have taken the low-road in their quest for political capital, and will do nothing but drive communities apart in Victoria and elsewhere.

Joyce benches strong players in favour of regional pork-barreling

December 20, 2017 17

The Prime Minister should have anticipated the current high level of angst in Coalition ranks over the re-shuffle.

Turnbull veers to the right with cabinet reshuffle

December 19, 2017 12

None of the Coalition’s same sex marriage proponents were promoted.

Has Morrison ‘turned the debt ship around’?

December 18, 2017 4

Australia's debt outlook is showing improvement. But Morrison’s claim this is evidence of “turning the debt ship around’’ might be regarded as premature.

Volatile Bennelong could blow up in Coalition’s face

December 15, 2017 10

If Alexander loses, all bets are off.

Would you buy a used media policy from Mitchell Peter Fifield?

December 14, 2017 5

Among the barrage of inquiries following media reforms passing this year, regulators will be looking at how the ABC can compete in the modern media jungle.

Bennelong could be one of the most significant byelections in Australian history

December 14, 2017 6

This byelection is huge. You can hear it in Turnbull's voice.

Dastyari’s inevitable downfall and the case for a federal ICAC

December 12, 2017 28

Shorten should’ve known that simply relegating Dastyari to the backbench, as he did last week, would be insufficient.

Turnbull is showing his stress, and Bennelong is watching

December 12, 2017 21

Recent polling has the Liberals nervous about their chances of a clean win in Bennelong. If Turnbull's performance on Q&A is anything to go by, he's expecting to take the bullet.