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The contradictions of Bob Hawke play out for Shorten

The contradictions of Bob Hawke play out for Shorten

To be young and left during the rise of Bob Hawke was to be in heaven. But now, looking back, we can see he marked a time when Labor began its backwards steps.

Warringah: a symbol for this strange, close, and bad-tempered election

Warringah: a symbol for this strange, close, and bad-tempered election

There are the two realities that Abbott forever inhabits — the messianic protector of Western civilisation, and Australia's great clanging embarrassment.

Vale Bob, co-founder of 21st-century Australia

Vale Bob, co-founder of 21st-century Australia

You can divide Australian life into before Bob and after Bob. He was a unique politician who, with Paul Keating, created modern Australia.

Australia farewells Bob Hawke

Australia farewells Bob Hawke

Good morning, early birds. Political leaders across the spectrum have mourned the loss of Labor legend Bob Hawke, and the major parties make their final pitch to voters amid news of late Coalition cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Anthony Albanese recently announced that he and his wife of 30 years, Carmel Tebbutt, had split. No drama. No media chase. This kind of simple and erudite statement is far too rare in Australian politics.

The Liberals should stop pretending to enjoy beer and leave it to the ALP

The Liberals should stop pretending to enjoy beer and leave it to the ALP

No Liberal leader has ever looked natural while drinking a beer. Meanwhile, Labor has known the visual language of beer in every era and election.

The best (worst) political-sporting crossovers

The best (worst) political-sporting crossovers

Will they be opportunistic? Of course. Will they also be cringe-worthy? Almost certainly.

Australia’s most memorable cases of chequebook journalism

Australia’s most memorable cases of chequebook journalism

Barnaby Joyce is hardly the first person to profit from a paid interview in Australia.

Crikey Worm: the last of the budget leaks

Crikey Worm: the last of the budget leaks

Good morning, early birds. Rumours of Bob Hawke’s ill health may be greatly exaggerated. Plus, we have the last of the leaks ahead of tonight’s budget. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

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.