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Attorney-General Christian Porter (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

While Porter parties, his protection racket inflicts misery

As Alan Tudge tried to protect Christian Porter from embarrassment, so Porter is trying to protect Alexander Downer from scrutiny over his role in the bugging of Timor-Leste.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and former treasurers Wayne Swan and Peter Costello

The surplus fetish vanishes before our very eyes — but was it ever really there?

Suddenly our obsession with budget surpluses has vanished — so quickly as to raise questions about what it ever really meant.

Distant goals, rather than immediate action, means new Closing the Gap is a squib

New targets. Same old story. We're at the point where our failure to Close the Gap has become a perverse source of self-congratulation. Something needs to change.

Witness K's lawyer Bernard Collaery (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Porter’s Collaery cover-up gets legal blessing, but is Labor starting to do its job?

As the government scores a win in its shameful secret prosecution of Bernard Collaery, it seems like Labor is finally starting to wake up.

Former US President George Bush.

In terror and hope — the world’s 20-year wild ride

Evolution or devolution? A look back over the past 20 years of politics, technology, and wars of all kinds.

Rorting is one of Australian politicians’ favourite pastimes

Bridget McKenzie's latest scandal is just one of many in a long line of great Australian rorts.

(Image: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

The government is guilty of criminal neglect. But it’s not alone

While Scott Morrison deserves to bear the brunt of criticism for the bushfire catastrophe, it is a disaster a generation in the making.

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Morrison is yet to sink to Howard’s level

Crikey readers on what the legacy of John Howard means for Scott Morrison.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

ScoMo is a John Howard tribute act — a bad one

It's an insult to Howard's political nous to call Scott Morrison a redux of Honest John, one of the Liberal Party's most successful leaders.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Echoes of ‘Howard’s battlers’ put Morrison ahead in polls

This was far from a status quo result, but rather some major swings in suburbs and regional areas that cancelled each other out.

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