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Essential: Voters split on Iraq, ABC most trusted institution

Essential: Voters split on Iraq, ABC most trusted institution

Voters oppose an increase in Australia's role in Iraq, and the ABC is the country's most trusted institution, Essential Report shows.

Essential: voters sour further on Direct Action, Turnbull top of the pollies

Essential: voters sour further on Direct Action, Turnbull top of the pollies

Voters prefer an emissions trading scheme or carbon price over doing nothing on climate change - but only narrowly - while Malcolm Turnbull rates highest along the government's ministers.

Porkies: the biggest broken promises in Australian politics

Porkies: the biggest broken promises in Australian politics

It is possible for a politician to survive a broken promise, but sometimes they come back to haunt. Here are 10 of the most memorable broken promises ...

Essential: government strikes a nerve on 457 visas

Essential: government strikes a nerve on 457 visas

The government's effort to exploit concerns about 457 visas appears to be landing on fertile ground, today's Essential Report finds. And concerns about the 457 scheme are spread across the political spectrum.