Getting rid of Barnaby could spark a Turnbull turnaround

Getting rid of Barnaby could spark a Turnbull turnaround

February 14, 2018 57

Dropping the toxic political deadweight of Barnaby Joyce is just what Malcolm Turnbull needs to finally govern properly.

One of the ugliest beefs in federal politics has finally come to a head

One of the ugliest beefs in federal politics has finally come to a head

February 13, 2018 9

What role has Tony Windsor played in Barnaby Joyce's downfall?

‘Not his partner’: the single phrase that sums up this wretched government

‘Not his partner’: the single phrase that sums up this wretched government

February 13, 2018 61

Deciding that Barnaby Joyce's girlfriend wasn't his partner, so that Malcolm Turnbull could avoid being dragged into the Joyce affair, was the worst idea anyone's had in this incompetent government.

‘I still feel the same as I always have’: Indigenous experiences since ‘Sorry’

‘I still feel the same as I always have’: Indigenous experiences since ‘Sorry’

February 13, 2018 5

As is often the case with symbolic gestures of government, the political capital gained far exceeds the investment made in changing the day-to-day reality of victims' lives.

Turnbull tells Indigenous people: entrepreneur your way over that gap!

Turnbull tells Indigenous people: entrepreneur your way over that gap!

February 13, 2018 5

If only grants to Indigenous businesses were a Closing The Gap indicator, things would be looking up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...

Another Closing The Gap report confirms lack of even painfully slow progress

Another Closing The Gap report confirms lack of even painfully slow progress

February 13, 2018 1

Another year, another report showing that we're failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Ten years on, the promise of the Apology is a lie

Ten years on, the promise of the Apology is a lie

February 12, 2018 13

Kevin Rudd's National Apology was meant to be a turning point in Australia's treatment of Indigenous Australians, but after a decade we've learnt that it was anything but.

Joyce has always been a dud and should never have been Deputy PM

Joyce has always been a dud and should never have been Deputy PM

February 12, 2018 60

Barnaby Joyce has been dubbed a political genius but the truth is he has always lacked judgment and any interest in the detail or consequences of his actions.

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

February 12, 2018 8

Wayne Swan faced a more dramatic set of economic challenges than any treasurer since World War II. His handling of them meant hundreds of thousands of Australians kept their jobs.

If you want a government-media conspiracy, it’s right in the open

If you want a government-media conspiracy, it’s right in the open

February 9, 2018 7

The media obsessing about Barnaby Joyce and the ethics of reporting his relationship is trivial compared to the "boiling frog" effect of relentless claims about national security.