Politics
Joyce quits — and doubles the backbench trouble for Turnbull

Joyce quits — and doubles the backbench trouble for Turnbull

February 23, 2018 21

Bye bye, Barnaby. After weeks of being told his position is untenable, Barnaby Joyce has finally decided to go.

NT government release terribly timed press release on Tennant Creek

NT government release terribly timed press release on Tennant Creek

February 23, 2018 2

There are certainly some details missing in this offering from the Minister for Tourism and Culture.

Why Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Jr had very different Indian visits

Why Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Jr had very different Indian visits

February 23, 2018 1

Dress ups and gaffes marked both visits, but their deeper significance is a bit more complicated.

Philippines drug war kills countless poor people, while the rich escape unscathed

Philippines drug war kills countless poor people, while the rich escape unscathed

February 23, 2018 1

Duterte’s war on drugs has become, like in every other nation where a drugs war is waged, an onslaught against the poor.

Night of the long butter knives for Victorian Labor

Night of the long butter knives for Victorian Labor

February 23, 2018 7

Somyurek v Eren in the Victorian Parliament bar.

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

February 23, 2018 4

One thing Barnaby's defenders have used to argue their case is that the Deputy PM is really very good at "retail politics", that he reinvigorated the Nationals Party. But is that actually true?

Barnaby, Tony and Trump: the toxic trio upstaging Turnbull

Barnaby, Tony and Trump: the toxic trio upstaging Turnbull

February 23, 2018 23

Travelling to Washington won't free the Prime Minister from politically damaging personalities like Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott — Donald Trump will be just as damaging.

Barnaby, the Nationals’ Id, keeps his story going

Barnaby, the Nationals’ Id, keeps his story going

February 22, 2018 33

Barnaby Joyce is now the one keeping the Barnaby Joyce story going, destroying any effort to move on from it.

What do we know about the deportation of a Tamil man back to Sri Lanka?

What do we know about the deportation of a Tamil man back to Sri Lanka?

February 22, 2018 1

Refugee activists in Melbourne have been working around the clock to stop the deportation.

Rundle: ‘America’s Pastor’ and the crusade for Australia’s eternal soul

Rundle: ‘America’s Pastor’ and the crusade for Australia’s eternal soul

February 22, 2018 9

Billy Graham, whose "crusade" first reached Australia in the 1950s, had a profound effect on evangelism in Sydney and beyond.