June 10, 2014 6
DFAT dinner rumbles ... Anonymous targets Indonesia ... Lefties looking for love ...
April 1, 2014 4
Crikey readers are still talking knights and dames, plus the benefits of single-member electorates and whether commenting on hosties' hair is sexist.
March 31, 2014
Crikey readers talk imperial honours and where the tradition of putting one's hand over one's heart came from.
March 28, 2014
Crikey readers talk knighthoods, how to fund public transport and what should be done with section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
June 20, 2013 5
Kevin Rudd would need to consult constitutional lawyers before embarking on a return to leadership. Professor Anne Twomey examines various legal scenarios that might follow on from a Rudd victory in caucus.
April 29, 2013 3
Australia's next governor-general could be Peter Cosgrove or Angus Houston ... but it's not likely to be a radical or stirrer. With debate beginning in earnest, governance expert Stephen Bartos explains the process.
August 24, 2010 40
Peter Faris QC and barrister Greg Barns debate the topic: Quentin Bryce must step aside.
August 24, 2010 2
Crikey readers have their say about the ongoing election.
August 23, 2010 54
Law experts are split over the perceived conflict-of-interest between Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Labor MP Bill Shorten, as the constitutional impasse after Saturday’s election result looms large.
March 30, 2010
The Governor General's wine collection is a bitter drop. Rather than tasty wines that go well with food, we've got a collection of extravagant Australian only wines that the GG is too embarrassed to serve.
March 2, 2010
The role of the Governor General -- Australia's head of state -- is pretty low key in Australia these days. But Australia should look to Canada's recent constitution woes as it looks towards the possibility of a republic.
October 28, 2009
Governor General Quentin Bryce made an expensive trek to Africa earlier this year in an effort to help Australia score a seat on the UN Security Council -- paying out $300,000 to Government officials and $64,000 on food, accommodation and gifts, according to the Daily Tele.
October 19, 2009 3
A smart man that Newton. He might have been dealing with motion but his third law regularly has a broader application: limiting binge drinking has created a cheap illegal drugs boom.
September 24, 2008 8
Will our new Governor general be welcomed by the Melbourne Club, wonders Eleri Harris?
April 14, 2008 10
The Prime Minister is back in Canberra and making history by appointing the first female Governor-General. The bloke doesn’t stop, writes Bernard keane.