September 10, 2010 65
The mainstream media clearly dislike the new political paradigm. This is what you get when you mess with them.
September 9, 2010 13
Andrew Robb probably wouldn't have toppled Julie Bishop - but it's funny how parties change their tune on such matters for political convenience.
September 9, 2010 23
The professionalisation of federal politics continues apace with more than half of the new MPs and senators elected on August 21 being former staffers, party operators or former or serving politicians.
September 8, 2010 9
Julia Gillard has been handed an opportunity to fix Labor's problems while pursuing a new agenda forced on her by the hung Parliament.
September 8, 2010 16
If there's anyone to blame for Tony Abbott failing to get over the line, it's the Nationals. Abbott himself performed far better than expected and deserves credit, but he has let down by the long-term failings of the Nats.
September 8, 2010 97
Canberra has never seen anything like it. Three men sent everyone in Parliament House into a spin as they determined the next government.
September 7, 2010 32
If you want a glimpse of what the new, improved House of Representatives will be like, check out Senate Question Time, if you can stay awake.
September 7, 2010 30
Before we focus on the new government, we should recall some of the lessons of recent months which may have been forgotten in the obsession with a hung parliament and a new government.
September 7, 2010 7
According to The Australian, the mining tax will either have too much effect on the mining industry, or not enough. Either way, of course, a partisan Treasury is to blame.
September 6, 2010 58
Voters expect to return to the polls within 12 months, according to the latest Essential Report poll, with Greens voters the most likely to reconsider the vote they cast a fortnight ago.