Populist leaders not only attack the institutions of global capital, they also disregard the checks and balances of institutional democracy.
Labor has proposed a crackdown on discretionary trusts, which would raise $4.1 billion over the forward estimates and $17.2 billion over a decade.
Bill Shorten's policy for quick action on a republic contrasts with Malcolm Turnbull's position.
Politics podcast: Michael Cooney on an Australian republic.
Michael Cooney says becoming a republic would give Australians important new symbols of national unity.
Who do you trust? Increasingly the answer seems to be nobody, especially when it comes to inequality.
Bill Shorten said the federal political system seemed 'out of whack in that everything is so short term'.
Implicit in Malcolm Turnbull’s and Bill Shorten's arguments that an Indigenous 'voice to parliament' would be a big change is the notion that it may be too difficult.
For Bill Shorten, cuts to Sunday penalty rates could become a pale version of WorkChoices.
In a security update on the threats facing Australia at home and abroad, Malcolm Turnbull will say that an 'online civil society is as achievable as an offline one'.
The Fair Work Commission said reductions in rates were more significant in retail and pharmacy than in hospitality and fast food.
In a recorded phone call to voters, Labor leader Bill Shorten said that “cuts to penalty rates will rip off 700,000 workers”. Is that true?
At Uluru, Indigenous representatives from across Australia will aim to reach consensus on what constitutional recognition means to them.
Only one in five believe they will be better off from the budget.
The University of Canberra's Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Labor needs to convincingly discredit the 2017 budget to the point that the government cannot use it to help restore its standing in the eyes of voters.
As the government sought to fireproof itself in Labor's areas of strength, the budget produced a new challenge for Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has said Labor will oppose the budget's increase in the Medicare levy hitting taxpayers on incomes under A$87,000.
The Prices and Incomes Accord was a series of agreements between Labor and the ACTU where unions would moderate their wage demands in exchange for improvements in the 'social wage'.
Labor will promise to ban direct borrowing by self-managed superannuation funds, as part of a housing affordability policy released on Friday.
The government has announced legislation to ban secret payments between employers and unions.