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Malcolm's choice: Rudd's UN no-go hurts both men

Malcolm's choice: Rudd's UN no-go hurts both men

Bernard KeaneJul 29, 201620 Comments

Kevin Rudd would have made an awful UN Secretary-General -- but Malcolm Turnbull's refusal to back him is the sign of a wounded and weakened leader.

Brace yourselves: Derryn Hinch has parliamentary privilege

Brace yourselves: Derryn Hinch has parliamentary privilege

Michael BradleyJul 29, 20161 Comment

What on earth will The Human Headline do with parliamentary privilege? We are about to find out, writes lawyer and writer Michael Bradley.

Australia has always kept its darkest abuses out of sight

Nick Rheinberger Jul 29, 20163 Comments

Britain sent its most undesirable people to a far-off land to be tortured in secret, away from British eyes. Is it any wonder we have kept up the tradition? ABC presenter and freelance writer Nick Rheinberger explains.

Are marriage equality supporters shifting focus from a free vote to the plebiscite?

Are marriage equality supporters shifting focus from a free vote to the plebiscite?

Josh TaylorJul 29, 2016

Although Australian Marriage Equality is strenuously lobbying for a free vote, if the plebiscite comes to pass, the group wants to be ready.

Mayne: major parties have snaffled $275m of your money in seven elections

Mayne: major parties have snaffled $275m of your money in seven elections

Stephen MayneJul 28, 20162 Comments

It is Labor and the Liberals, not Pauline Hanson or Derryn Hinch, that have most benefited from money for votes.

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

Michael Hewitt-GleesonJul 28, 20166 Comments

With forces inside and outside the Vatican conspiring against George Pell, Pope Francis is in a bit of a pickle, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Coal fan Frydenberg's figleaf fluttering in the wind

Coal fan Frydenberg's figleaf fluttering in the wind

Bernard KeaneJul 28, 201614 Comments

Environment and Energy minister Josh Frydenberg is claiming to be a convert to the cause of renewables but the grim truth is that this government has no interest in meaningful climate action.

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

Paula MatthewsonJul 28, 20166 Comments

It has been two years since Abbott "stopped the boats". But Turnbull's royal commission into youth detention centres could unravel the centrepiece of that policy, writes former Howard communications adviser Paula Matthewson

Poll Bludger: the results are in -- Tassie's new senators confirmed

Poll Bludger: the results are in -- Tassie's new senators confirmed

William BoweJul 28, 20163 Comments

And the winners are ...

Giles and Scullion, two sides of a debased political coin

Giles and Scullion, two sides of a debased political coin

Bernard KeaneJul 27, 20169 Comments

At least Nigel Scullion was being honest in admitting he hadn't shown much interest in the Four Corners story on juvenile detention abuses in his home territory. Adam Giles was much worse.

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