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How Phelps' Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

How Phelps' Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

The chaos of the Wentworth byelection result reveals that Australia is yet to catch up to the new era of pre-polling.

Anatomy of a fuck-up: 'it's OK to be white' debacle

Anatomy of a fuck-up: 'it's OK to be white' debacle

Embarrassing mistake? Terrifying attempt at dog-whistling? Both? We've broken down the timeline of the government's brush with white supremacist slogans.

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

The Coalition's support for a racist motion from Pauline Hanson trashes its legacy of fighting fascism and signals a dark moment in Australian politics.

Can Howard's 'Mr Fix It' fix the Morrison government?

Can Howard's 'Mr Fix It' fix the Morrison government?

Scott Morrison's new cabinet secretary, Peter "Mr Fix It" Conran, is yet another relic of the Howard years.

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

Our ex-prime ministers should take the advice many of them gave while in office — get a job.

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Lucas was at first temporarily suspended, which was then made permanent because her account had posted threatening or violent content.

How Kerryn Phelps became the 'inclusive' third way for Wentworth

How Kerryn Phelps became the 'inclusive' third way for Wentworth

Phelps and her wife became heroes in the minds of many in the late '90s. But can she truly be considered a political alternative?

The ballad of Ken Wyatt

The ballad of Ken Wyatt

The Aged Care Minister has strongly denied rumours he's considering defecting to Labor, but a look over his career shows he's been given every reason to think about it.

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

While accusations of bullying in parliament have continued behind closed doors, one alleged perpetrator has been publicly named by departing MP Ann Sudmalis: Gareth Ward.

Weak Morrison now leads a world-class political circus

Weak Morrison now leads a world-class political circus

Never has there been a new Prime Minister with less authority than Scott Morrison, who leads not so much a party as an ongoing civil war.