January 9, 2018 35
Howard was a man whose bigotry may have been truly driven by policy. Peter Dutton is perhaps a politician driven by bigotry alone, writes Helen Razer.
December 19, 2017 5
Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.
November 29, 2017 24
If only Malcolm Turnbull had the political skills of John Howard, dealing with One Nation and the Nationals would be easier, goes the argument. It doesn't wash.
November 24, 2017 9
John Howard is suddenly worried about scare campaigns targeting Muslims. So ... what's changed his mind?
November 21, 2017 11
Tony Abbott recently went out of his way to compare Paul Ramsay -- whose foundation is funding the establishment of the Ramsay Centre For Western Civilisation -- to ... Cecil Rhodes.
October 12, 2017 72
When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.
October 4, 2017 2
Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.
September 26, 2017 16
A good political nickname will resonate with the electorate because it reflects a well known aspect of a politician's character. But they rarely do anything more than that.
September 19, 2017 66
Honest John has re-emerged to help bolster the case against marriage equality. But will it work?
September 15, 2017 8
This is the pinnacle of marriage equality as respectability: promoting queers as literally indistinguishable from heterosexuals. But this is exclusionary, writes freelance writer Benjamin Riley