A leaked recording of Christopher Pyne boasting of the success of the Liberal moderates threatens to further divide the party.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe Christopher Pyne is actually a politician, let alone a cabinet minister. Often he seems a Peter Pan figure who treats federal politics like it was a university campus. To…
Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the NSW Liberal budget lunch.
Only one in five believe they will be better off from the budget.
We share a head of state, so should Australia join a Commonwealth trading bloc?
Australia shouldn't wade into the post-Brexit politics by supporting an idea to form a trading bloc based on the Commonwealth.
Backpackers will lose 95% of their superannuation while other workers from overseas retain theirs.
The government's changes to the so called "backpacker tax" will mean these holidaying workers will have less super than other temporary workers in Australia, creating even more inequality.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has shown, with the announcement of the party’s super plan, that he’s willing to cooperate with the government on some measures.
Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Just as there were winners and losers in Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial reshuffle at the beginning of the week, there will be frontbench promotions and demotions in the Labor Party in the coming days.
Malcolm Turnbull announces changes to his ministerial lineup during a media conference in Canberra on Monday.
Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne and the Nationals are winners in Malcolm Turnbull's post-election reshuffle, which has promoted only one new conservative Liberal face to the frontbench.
Australia’s power policies still aren’t heading in quite the right direction.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Australia's energy policy has lost its way over the past couple of decades, which is unfortunate because the challenges – to move to a low-carbon economy without high prices – have never been tougher.
Turnbull might be hamstrung by his barely-there majority.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
Although Malcolm Turnbull has been returned to office, he faces considerable challenges.
How did the Coalition go from a resounding victory in 2013 to the edge of electoral defeat?
Several seats remain undecided across the country.
How did the numbers of election 2016 fall across the country? And what seats are still in play?
Malcolm Turnbull has achieved his lifelong ambition of being prime minister, but can he hold onto it?
Even if his government is returned on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult path in getting his agenda through parliament.
Both Labor and the Coalition should be looking to upscale small and medium enterprises to compete globally, if they are serious about innovation.
Policies for encouraging research, development and startups are good but both major parties need to move beyond this to help Australia innovate.
The uncertainty in financial markets from Brexit throws a spanner in the works of the election campaign in its final week.
Business Briefing: Zombie measures, crackdowns and Brexit worries.
The Conversation 14.4 MB (download)
As the world tries to get a handle on what a Brexit means, D-Day looms for both Labor and the Coalition.
In announcing the costings the Coalition has sought the mantle of better economic managers.
The Coalition says it has costed its additional expenditure and will deliver $2.3 billion in savings, in contrast to Labor.
Was the Liberal Party right about Medicare funding?
Has the Coalition invested an average of $5 billion per year more than Labor into Medicare?
Various scandals have forced the major parties in this election campaign to tackle policy on business and finance regulation.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef.
The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
Is Labor right to say that public sector infrastructure investment has fallen by 20% under the current government?
Labor says that public sector infrastructure investment has fallen 20% under the Abbott-Turnbull government. Is that right?
CSIRO has the know-how to develop commercial-scale green energy, with a clear plan and enough money.
The Coalition has asked CSIRO to develop a "roadmap" towards commercialised clean energy. It's a good idea as long as the plan is clear, and there's enough money behind it.