February 23, 2018
The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.
February 8, 2018 8
There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
February 8, 2018 1
Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 19, 2017
Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle today, sending George Brandis off to the Old Dart. Plus, Australia has dominated England in Perth to claim the Ashes. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 1, 2017 2
The general consensus is that George Brandis' speech on Marriage equality was perfectly pitched -- erudite and heartfelt. But his record as a public speaker is sketchy.
November 29, 2017 23
A handful of Liberals are standing by the traditions of their party and helping defeat efforts to use the marriage equality bill to expand discrimination.
November 7, 2017 11
There's a well-demonstrated connection between domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings -- one the government refuses to accept.
October 9, 2017 17
When governments use words like "terrorism" and "security", the scrutiny that should be applied to them switches off, allowing them to get away with far more than they otherwise could.
October 6, 2017
Parliamentarian's book choices revealed ... Shorten joins the commercial radio cringe festival ... Scott Ryan is back ...
October 4, 2017 27
Our politicians are now ever-ready to pull the trigger on tougher counter-terrorism laws, and not just once but over and over. Strange that they don't apply that in areas clearly connected to terrorism.