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Abbott's Hazelwood intervention defies reality

Abbott's Hazelwood intervention defies reality

Josh TaylorMar 24, 201722 Comments

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott's last-minute call for Hazelwood to stay open is not backed by anybody with any knowledge of issues at the plant.

Rundle: how the right turned Bill Leak into a victim

Rundle: how the right turned Bill Leak into a victim

Guy RundleMar 24, 201717 Comments

In death, Bill Leak, the man in full, has been disappeared. He is now being remembered as nothing other than a victim.

We mustn't normalise terror, so we've ritualised it instead

We mustn't normalise terror, so we've ritualised it instead

Bernard KeaneMar 24, 201749 Comments

The responses of the media and politicians to terrorism are now rituals played out despite the urging that we should never "normalise" terrorism. And that goes for mass surveillance too.

Childcare could be the circuitbreaker Turnbull needs

Childcare could be the circuitbreaker Turnbull needs

Bernard KeaneMar 24, 20178 Comments

The government needs to build on what should be an electorally popular policy on childcare to give itself some much needed momentum.

Ipswich looms as litmus test for One Nation's success or failure in Queensland

Ipswich looms as litmus test for One Nation's success or failure in Queensland

Ben ChieflyMar 24, 20171 Comment

New electoral boundaries in Queensland make predicting the successes of Labor, the LNP and One Nation complicated, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

How One Nation disendorsed WA candidates who didn't strictly toe the party line

How One Nation disendorsed WA candidates who didn't strictly toe the party line

Tom RavlicMar 24, 2017

Transcripts of One Nation's letters and emails to candidates reveal the party's strange, authoritarian inner workings.

Mayne: Doyle takes control of town hall, but could there be an appeal?

Mayne: Doyle takes control of town hall, but could there be an appeal?

Stephen MayneMar 23, 2017

Time is running out to counter the Melbourne lord mayor's new-found majority control.

The devil in the details of Brandis' 18C legislation

The devil in the details of Brandis' 18C legislation

Josh TaylorMar 23, 20178 Comments

Brandis' new 18C legislation means significant process changes for the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Liberals in crisis: the search for a unifying leader

Liberals in crisis: the search for a unifying leader

Bernard Keane and Josh TaylorMar 23, 201721 Comments

The Liberal Party needs a leader who can govern from the centre but placate its radical base. It's unclear if it can produce one, write Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor.

Hinch's Senate Diary: 'I was one cross crossbencher this week'

Hinch's Senate Diary: 'I was one cross crossbencher this week'

Derryn HinchMar 23, 20179 Comments

Senator Derryn Hinch explains why he pushed the government to agree to support his amendment cutting childcare subsidies.

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