June, 2018

Correcting Scott Morrison’s falsehoods on the Australian economy

, Jun 27, 2018

The Treasurer's press releases are packed with incorrect assertions about Australia's economic dominance, falsehoods about tax relief and deflections from the government's financial incompetence -- and that's just in the last month.

What would it take to actually change Australia’s asylum seeker policies?

, May 31, 2018

The government has long clung to the "stopping the boats" narrative to justify an immoral asylum seeker system. Here are some alternatives.

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government’s chances at re-election one bit?

, May 16, 2018

While warring poll numbers cast doubt on voter's love for the Coalition, there are signs that Malcolm Turnbull may soon have a reason to await his preferred leader polls with hope rather than dread.

Poll Bludger: shining a light on the dark corners of opinion polling

, Apr 30, 2018

The prerogative for pollsters to keep their mix of herbs and spices secret is problematic, particularly as the long-term escalation of the minor party vote makes preference allocations ever more significant.

Turnbull isn’t the problem. Liberal Party politics are the problem.

, Apr 09, 2018

Since 2007, a working majority of the population has been centre-left shifted, and the Coalition has repeatedly failed to grasp that fact.

Open war erupts between Turnbull and Joyce

, Feb 16, 2018

Canberra has been left stunned by Barnaby Joyce's unprecedented savaging of his own Prime Minister, which leaves the Coalition, and this government, in tatters.

Scott Morrison is cooking up porkie pies for Christmas

, Dec 19, 2017

Budget on track to return to balance? Not bloody likely.

Volatile Bennelong could blow up in Coalition’s face

and , Dec 15, 2017

If Alexander loses, all bets are off.

Could Dastyari help keep Keneally out of Bennelong?

, Dec 05, 2017

Dastyari is a walking crisis, and he isn't just derailing Labor's efforts to keep pressure on what should be an unraveling government; he's throwing its chances in Bennelong into doubt.

A respite in New England for Turnbull, but is it the circuit breaker he needs?

, Dec 04, 2017

The trend of Australian leadership spills and swings proves that even the most innocent of byelections can bring down a government, writes political commentator Tony Walker.