Arthur Sinodinos: “One of the dangerous trends has been that the media itself has become a battleground”.
As he leaves to take up his new post as Ambassador to the United States, Arthur Sinodinos warns that the Australian media landscape is becoming increasingly partisan.
Sinodinos warns about dangers for democracy and science posed by a polarised media.
Arthur Sinodinos with some reflections and advice
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As Arthur Sinodinos prepares to leave the Senate for his new role as Australian ambassador to the US, he sits with Michelle Grattan to reflect on his time in politics.
At the beginning of the parliamentary year, the government is beleaguered on several fronts. But Arthur Sinodinos is determined to be optimistic.
Senator Arthur Sinodinos will be sworn in as minister for science today.
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The new minister for science has some challenges ahead, but there is an opportunity to build on the foundations laid by his predcessors.
Kimberley Kitching was preselected for the Senate amid deep fighting within the Victorian Labor right faction.
The government is targeting Kimberley Kitching, Labor's controversial Senate replacement for Stephen Conroy.
Former police minister Mike Gallacher is one of a number of current and former MPs to be caught up in Operation Spicer.
There are a few necessary ingredients for the effective regulation of any political donations system.
Queensland independent Peter Wellington backed Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) to form government after she promised to act on political donations.
At long last, Australia has a government that is prepared to introduce real-time disclosure for political donations – a crucial change that lets voters make an informed choice at the ballot box.
Arthur Sinodinos has declined to attend a Senate inquiry into political donations and associated entities.
Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos has urged that political donations should be disclosed in 'continuous real time'.
The NSW Electoral Commission’s withholding of public funding to the NSW Liberal Party may yet again imperil Arthur Sinodinos.
What does the latest donations scandal enveloping the NSW Liberal Party say about the trajectory of political finance regulation and enforcement?
Arthur Sinodinos said that in the last two years a lot of the goodwill present when the government came to office had been dissipated because ‘there probably was too much command-and-control’.
It might have seemed a statement of the obvious when Malcolm Turnbull told Tuesday’s Coalition parties’ meeting that “my chief advisers will be my ministers”. But in the context of the command-and-control…
Arthur Sinodinos was a key supporter of Malcolm Turnbull’s successful leadership challenge.
Arthur Sinodinos, a key backer of Malcolm Turnbull, talks about why the Liberals needed a change in leadership and what he hopes will change in the running of the Prime Minister's Office.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s personal approval has risen, but it started from a very low position.
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Labor has widened its lead over the government in the latest Newspoll, although Tony Abbott's better performance has seen an improvement in the prime minister's personal approval numbers.
Senator Arthur Sinodinos, John Howard’s former chief of staff, is the first major figure to throw his weight behind leadership speculation.
In 2001, after a disastrous Queensland election result, then-Liberal federal president Shane Stone wrote his famous memo reporting that the Howard government was seen as “mean and tricky”, out of touch…
Tony Abbott leads a cabinet meeting earlier this year, flanked by the only woman currently in his senior ministry, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Tony Abbott’s imminent ministerial reshuffle has become a serious test of the Prime Minister’s leadership. Will he wimp it, or make the most of the opportunity? Now that the Independent Commission Against…
Senator Arthur Sinodinos has resigned, as prime minister Tony Abbott prepares to reshuffle his team.
Senator Arthur Sinodinos has announced his resignation from the ministry, clearing the way for Prime Minister Tony Abbott…
Arthur Sinodinos stepped aside as a minister in the Abbott government in the lead-up to his appearance today at the ICAC inquiry.
It’s hard not to be disturbed by the allegations emerging from the inquiry into Australian Water Holdings (AWH) by New South Wales’ Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The proceedings have…
Former Prime Minister John Howard with his then chief of staff Arthur Sinodinos.
Arthur Sinodinos has long been mooted as a potential successor to retiring former Howard minister, Senator Helen Coonan. Now that Sinodinos - long serving chief of staff to former Primer Minister John…