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Tony Walker — Political commentator

Tony Walker

Political commentator

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

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

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

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

Has Morrison 'turned the debt ship around'?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.