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Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

Our ex-prime ministers should take the advice many of them gave while in office — get a job.

Liberal chaos is driven by ‘big global trends’, not individuals: Gillard

Liberal chaos is driven by ‘big global trends’, not individuals: Gillard

The former PM said economic anxiety might lead many Australians to look for a strongman leader — and that is a challenge for progressives everywhere.

How long do PMs last after their first leadership challenge?

How long do PMs last after their first leadership challenge?

As Peter Dutton spends the morning outlining policy differences from Malcolm Turnbull, it's important to remember that it usually takes a few stabs to kill the king. We look back at how long modern prime minsters have lasted after they're first challenged.

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

Wayne Swan, Nick Minchin and Anne Aly discuss courage under (journalistic) fire, and the dreaded He Who Shall Not Be Named (SPOILER: it's Laurie Oakes).

How #metoo went from theory to real-time upheaval at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

How #metoo went from theory to real-time upheaval at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

Claims of sexual assault were the flashpoint at a successful and wide-ranging Sydney Writers' Festival.

Not all of Turnbull’s problems of his own making

Not all of Turnbull’s problems of his own making

While Malcolm Turnbull has his flaws, many of the government's problems come from within -- and not just from disaffected former leaders.

Kevin Rudd wants you to know he is extremely cranky

Kevin Rudd wants you to know he is extremely cranky

Kevin Rudd may be having trouble letting go of the past, if a recent series of fiery letters and tweets is anything to go by.

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Wayne Swan faced a more dramatic set of economic challenges than any treasurer since World War II. His handling of them meant hundreds of thousands of Australians kept their jobs.

Crikey Worm: government slashes environment spending

Crikey Worm: government slashes environment spending

Good morning, early birds. Government funding for environmental projects will soon fall to just 60% of the amount spent in 2013-14. Plus, former prime minister Julia Gillard has a warning for the government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.