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Martyn Iles, the youthful face of the Christian right

Martyn Iles, the youthful face of the Christian right

Martyn Iles stepped in when GoFundMe dropped Israel Folau's campaign. Who is the new face of the Australian Christian Lobby?

The endless disquiet of John Setka

The endless disquiet of John Setka

After years of controversies, John Setka seems to have set the hatchet on himself.

Once again, the AFR Rich List misses the point

Once again, the AFR Rich List misses the point

The Australian Financial Review thinks that its annual Rich List celebrates Australia's 'opportunity society'. In reality it is contemptuous of the struggles of regular Australians.

A step to the right: Lachlan Murdoch's more conservative News Corp

A step to the right: Lachlan Murdoch's more conservative News Corp

Lachlan Murdoch's News Corp is shaping up to be even more right-wing than his father's.

Australia gets new Beijing envoy as Morrison tries second China 'reset'

Australia gets new Beijing envoy as Morrison tries second China 'reset'

After a tumultuous few years, incoming ambassador Graham Fletcher inherits a job that will require the navigation of some fraught waters

What we know so far about the woman stepping into Julie Bishop's shoes

What we know so far about the woman stepping into Julie Bishop's shoes

Celia Hammond is walking into one of the safest Coalition seats in the country. Will she win it?

Australia's ruling class is in denial. The AFR's business summit proves it.

Australia's ruling class is in denial. The AFR's business summit proves it.

Australia's business elite remains convinced all it needs to do to restore community trust is offer a better "narrative". It's a view only the deeply delusional and out of touch could possibly hold.

Can Julian Burnside turn Kooyong Green?

Can Julian Burnside turn Kooyong Green?

Julian Burnside was once a lawyer for CEOs and heiresses. Now, the refugee advocate is hoping to win a Liberal stronghold for the Greens.

The virtue of shellfishness

The virtue of shellfishness

Jordan Peterson is the very instant gratification he warns against.

If the answer's Ita, what on earth is the question at the ABC?

If the answer's Ita, what on earth is the question at the ABC?

Ita Buttrose would be an ideal ABC chair for a government that would prefer people not to worry about its attacks on the ABC. But her capacity to provide the broadcaster with the strategic leadership it needs isn't clear at all.