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The Conversation's editors and experts are off to Canberra for budget lockup at parliament house next Tuesday. They'll have early access to what the government plans to do with our money this year.
With new laws proposed, Australian leaders now seem prepared to move beyond just blaming technology for its role in online violence and extremism.
The overhaul of the program comes after pressure from various quarters including conservative Liberals for immigration to be lowered, and the government talking up the need for 'congestion busting'.
When the media genuinely behave badly, this should be called out by politicians. But doing so through the courts is not a good idea, nor conducive to democracy.
From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about gender equality.
Weak economic data and sluggish wages have contributed to the Coalition's poor showing in the latest Newspoll, which gives Labor a 54-46 lead on two-party preferred.
Schools funding doesn't pass the playground test of fairness: state schools get less government funding than governments themselves say the schools need.
The prime minister is remaining stoic about the loss of a batch of ministers ahead of this year's election, but in truth it points to the Coalition's dim chances of re-election.
Scott Morrison's pledge to spend billions on a Climate Solutions Fund is a thinly veiled rehash of the widely criticised Emissions Reduction Fund, which had much of its work undone by fine print.
As Australians' trust in politicians continues to slide, whoever wins the 2019 will need to work hard to restore it if it has any hope of bringing about genuine reform.
A Queensland Galaxy poll taken at the same time shows a healthier lead for Labor - but more polls are needed to determine any trends in voting ahead of the federal election.
The latest polls show Labor holding a solid lead over the Coalition, while seat polls show that Tony Abbott may struggle to retain his Sydney seat.
Any good political spin doctor employs a range of overt and covert tactics to get their message across. Here are some of the most common ones.
While the latest Newspoll gave the Morrison govenrment a welcome boost, it will need to avoid the "February slump".
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, Michael Keenan, have announced they will leave politics at this year's election.
The government's investment in a celebration of 250 years since James Cook's voyage to and along Australia, if not done properly, will further inflame the history wars in Australia.
The departure of Liberal women is a sign that they have always been outsiders within the party, and by world standards the gender imbalance is stark and woefully out of touch.
Scott Morrison stepped up Australia's engagement with the Pacific by visiting Vanuatu and Fiji last week and announcing a bilateral partnership with the latter. Here's what he achieved.
Did Australia's compromise really ease the tension with Indonesia?
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos and Essential polls give a strong lead to Labor, with some interesting – and variable - detail on the attributes voters see in the leaders of the two major parties.