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Matthewson: the brutes in our Parliament seed an adversarial, bullying culture

Matthewson: the brutes in our Parliament seed an adversarial, bullying culture

Paula MatthewsonJul 21, 201711 Comments

Anger and abuse are by no means the sole province of conservative politics, but there is no doubt that public discourse has become more nasty and antagonistic since Abbott commenced his campaign to tear down Julia Gillard in 2009.

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Alan AustinJul 20, 20179 Comments

Pretty much the only area of the economy that has improved under Malcolm Turnbull (and, earlier, Tony Abbott) is company profits -- but even then, only for a select few companies. And those working in construction haven't been so lucky.

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

Alan AustinJul 18, 201711 Comments

Staggering as it seems, Australia has had a worse treasurer than Joe Hockey. His name is Scott Morrison.

What we lose when we lose Scott Ludlam

What we lose when we lose Scott Ludlam

Josh TaylorJul 17, 201721 Comments

The resignation of the biggest tech-head in Parliament will leave the Australian public the poorer.

Hinch's Senate Diary: time for the real Turnbull

Hinch's Senate Diary: time for the real Turnbull

Derryn HinchJul 13, 20174 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull should leave a positive legacy. Passing marriage equality could be it.

Matthewson: Turnbull just pulled a Credlin and reset the agenda

Matthewson: Turnbull just pulled a Credlin and reset the agenda

Paula MatthewsonJul 12, 201721 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has desperately needed a way to reconnect with the moderate/progressive voters that once had high hopes for him but now have stopped listening. The London speech might be it.

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

Charlie LewisJul 11, 20177 Comments

Political columnists have started to predict the "terminal stage" of the Turnbull government. Based on past experience, how long does his leadership have left?

Turnbull and the challenge of providing least-worst leadership

Turnbull and the challenge of providing least-worst leadership

Bernard KeaneJul 7, 201731 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has been given a dud hand as Prime Minister but it's the only one he's got and he's making the best -- or the least worst -- of it.

The ex-PM who shall not be named: how to avoid the words 'Tony Abbott'

The ex-PM who shall not be named: how to avoid the words 'Tony Abbott'

CrikeyJul 7, 20178 Comments

Coalition ministers have been at pains to avoid naming the former Howard government health minister whose name rhymes with Bony Rabbit, as this piece republished from The Fair Go attests.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyJul 6, 20176 Comments

Next stop on the Sniping and Undermining Tour ... what happened to foreign donations? ... the Green Army is not dead yet ...