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If Morrison, Turnbull and Abbott combined, would we have one functional PM?

If Morrison, Turnbull and Abbott combined, would we have one functional PM?

Crikey readers discuss the three-way prime ministership and the Australian Research Council grant debacle.

Mike Carlton: the shoddy, anti-union fiction that won the PM’s top history award

Mike Carlton: the shoddy, anti-union fiction that won the PM’s top history award

Australia's Secret War, which won the PM's literary award for history, is a badly written, badly researched work of fiction, opines Mike Carlton, former ABC war correspondent and naval historian.

The prime minister’s policy agenda

The prime minister’s policy agenda

Many people have wondered where Julia Gillard's sudden focus on getting up early, working hard and enjoying the personal value of labour has come from.

Setting the standards with a little help from Senator John

Setting the standards with a little help from Senator John

John Howard made a big thing about improving ministerial responsibility, accountability and behaviour when he came into office back in 1996. He really was going to be the Honest John who demanded the very highest of standards and he proclaimed a Ministerial Code of Conduct to prove it.

I, Kevin Michael Rudd…

I, Kevin Michael Rudd…

Below is the transcript of the oath of office that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took this morning.

Pre-empting the weekend job ads

Pre-empting the weekend job ads

It took a full fortnight for John Howard to announce his ministry. Kevin Rudd’s was out in four days. The incoming government is also moving quickly on the ministerial staff front, too. Advertisements are due to appear in the weekend papers and this memo has already been distributed to Labor staff...

The PM elect shows he has been a bureaucrat

The PM elect shows he has been a bureaucrat

Kevin Rudd shows with the structure of his new government that he has a good understanding of how bureaucrats think and work and has avoided the temptation of pulling departments apart and reassembling them in new ways, writes Richard Farmer.

How much did the Rudds pocket from selling their business?

How much did the Rudds pocket from selling their business?

With the Liberal Party in disarray federally and out of power everywhere, the media needs to become the de facto opposition and push for maximum disclosure, accountability and transparency from the Rudd Government, writes Stephen Mayne.

Don’t forget 39 Labor MPs didn’t want Kevin Rudd

Don’t forget 39 Labor MPs didn’t want Kevin Rudd

Slicing through Labor's post-election euphoria is the stark fact that 39 of Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd's parliamentary colleagues voted against him for the leadership less than 12 months ago, writes Alex Mitchell.