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Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 201734 Comments

Like clockwork, the Turnbull government keeps making bad decisions that only result in humiliation.

Punch-drunk government now flailing at foes, real and imagined

Punch-drunk government now flailing at foes, real and imagined

Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201732 Comments

Yesterday was a rare day in politics when collective common sense goes out the window and chaos takes over.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyAug 16, 2017

Lockheed's new BFF ... Qantas' frequent flyer problems ... QUT tells students to vote for marriage equality, then backtracks ...

That was then, this is now: the Coalition's citizenship schadenfreude

That was then, this is now: the Coalition's citizenship schadenfreude

Charlie LewisAug 15, 20179 Comments

Having delighted in the failures of the Greens senators to grasp "basic admin", just what kind of contortions are the Coalition going through now that they've been ensnared in similar issues?

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

Ramesh ThakurAug 15, 20177 Comments

ANZUS is meant to protect us, not be the lightning rod to a nuclear war waged by two egomaniacs, writes Ramesh Thakur, professor in The Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Government makes Barnaby Joyce's stuff-up even worse

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201714 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has been badly let down by Barnaby Joyce -- but his handling of the citizenship crisis made it even worse.

Turnbull's response to the Korean crisis contemptible

Turnbull's response to the Korean crisis contemptible

Graham FreudenbergAug 14, 201710 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's declaration that Australia will stand "hip to hip" with the US in the event of war with North Korea is not only idiotic, it is dangerous, writes author and Labor speechwriter Graham Freudenberg.

How the postal plebiscite might skew the vote

How the postal plebiscite might skew the vote

William BoweAug 11, 2017

Conducting the plebiscite through the ABS as a postal vote has a number of worrying consequences. Aside from the challenge to its legality, it may skew the vote in favour of older, more conservative voters, and even, potentially, make voter fraud more likely.

Turnbull's eager to move on from marriage equality. Shorten ... not so much.

Turnbull's eager to move on from marriage equality. Shorten ... not so much.

Bernard KeaneAug 11, 201711 Comments

The Prime Minister was keen to get away from discussing marriage equality this week and portray Bill Shorten as a crook. Shorten had other ideas.

Hinch's Senate Diary: if only Turnbull were even a shadow of Menzies ...

Hinch's Senate Diary: if only Turnbull were even a shadow of Menzies ...

Derryn HinchAug 10, 201716 Comments

It’s hard to believe, as the Turnbull government again blocks a free vote on marital matters, that Ming, the so-called Liberal Moses, did just the opposite.