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The calculation Turnbull must make on banking royal commission

The calculation Turnbull must make on banking royal commission

Bernard Keane November 21, 2017 6 Comments

Given the odds of a successful parliamentary move to initiate an inquiry into the banks, the government should seize control of the issue and establish its own -- negative headlines be damned.

Killjoy-in-chief Turnbull poops the party

Killjoy-in-chief Turnbull poops the party

Charlie Lewis November 21, 2017 3 Comments

Lots and lots of parties have been ruined by Turnbull's last-minute captain's call to cancel the second-last sitting week of 2017.

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

vening.jack@gmail.com November 21, 2017 1 Comment

The commissioner has handed down a damning report detailing the failures of state institutions in the protection of children in the Northern Territory.

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

vening.jack@gmail.com November 21, 2017 4 Comments

The recent swell of predatory men facing justice has been called a reckoning. Are we seeing the end of the patriarchy? Don't hold your breath, writes Yale fellow and freelance writer Emma Shortis.

Turnbull just went from fizzer to finished

Turnbull just went from fizzer to finished

Bernard Keane November 21, 2017 22 Comments

The distraction of floating tax cuts won't disguise that the Prime Minister's lack of judgement has destroyed his leadership.

Marriage equality bill truce lasts five minutes, UN called to mediate

Marriage equality bill truce lasts five minutes, UN called to mediate

Bernard Keane November 20, 2017 11 Comments

Despite a major victory with the marriage equality plebiscite, Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult end-of-year sitting of parliament -- which he's now delayed.

An afternoon with the ACL lobbing fire and brimstone at ‘anonymous masturbators’

An afternoon with the ACL lobbing fire and brimstone at ‘anonymous masturbators’

Margot Saville November 20, 2017 36 Comments

Margot Saville went to an Australian Christian Lobby conference on the weekend, where topics included G-rated outdoor advertising and Hugh Hefner.

The Daily Tele’s grumpy old man shtick is kind of working

The Daily Tele’s grumpy old man shtick is kind of working

Christopher Warren November 20, 2017 7 Comments

The Daily Telegraph's "analogue meme" Al Bundy reaction to the postal survey speaks as much about News Corp's ailing health as it does about the company's stance on marriage equality.

Poll Bludger: Greens inner-urban insurgency claims another Labor stronghold

Poll Bludger: Greens inner-urban insurgency claims another Labor stronghold

William Bowe November 20, 2017 15 Comments

With the Greens now laying claim to three state lower house seats in both New South Wales and Victoria, the next question is whether they can gain a seat in the Queensland parliament on Saturday.

Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

Stephen Mayne November 20, 2017 9 Comments

A historic win for the Greens in the Northcote byelection came off the back of a volunteer campaign that outperformed Labor's all out blitz on the electorate. What does it mean for the Andrews government fortunes?