Why is the government withholding letters Abbott and Turnbull sent to the Queen?

Why is the government withholding letters Abbott and Turnbull sent to the Queen?

February 16, 2018 4

Like it or not, the Queen is our head of state. The public has a right to know what our leaders are discussing with her.

Tormented Turnbull had little choice on bonk ban

Tormented Turnbull had little choice on bonk ban

February 16, 2018 11

Savaged by Labor in question time yesterday and unable to sack his deputy, Malcolm Turnbull needed something big to try to kill off the Joyce scandal.

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

February 16, 2018 8

It's the Lunar New Year, and hopefully a time for a fresh start for gradually darkening Australia China relations.

There will be no real winners in the SA election

There will be no real winners in the SA election

February 16, 2018

In politics, the worst crime a leader can commit is to lose the unloseable election.

Joyce on the brink after trainwreck question time

Joyce on the brink after trainwreck question time

February 15, 2018 10

Barnaby Joyce is facing the end of his political career after being comprehensively abandoned by the Prime Minister as Labor found new allegations to pursue against him.

Splitting hairs is just going to get Joyce and the Nats in more strife

Splitting hairs is just going to get Joyce and the Nats in more strife

February 15, 2018 15

Barnaby Joyce may well have talked himself back into deep trouble as he attempts to avoid criticism over accepting free accommodation.

Razer: Barnaby’s a hypocrite, so what? They all are.

Razer: Barnaby’s a hypocrite, so what? They all are.

February 15, 2018 26

As progressives commentators fret over Joyce's ethics and potential misdeeds, they miss the bigger picture: politics should be much bigger than politicians.

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

February 15, 2018 8

Even accepting the government's claims about its company tax cuts at face value, there's no evidence it's the best way to improve economic growth, or even business investment.

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

February 15, 2018 6

It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hi, this is Christian, he’ll be your Attorney-General from now on

Hi, this is Christian, he’ll be your Attorney-General from now on

February 14, 2018 8

Who is Christian Porter exactly, and why do so many people think he'll be PM one day?