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Indonesia President Joko Widodo speaks as Malcolm Turnbull looks on during a media conference in the gardens of Kirribilli House on Sunday. David Moir/AAP

Coalition trails 45-55% and Turnbull’s ratings sink in Newspoll

A disastrous Newspoll showing the Coalition trailing Labor 45-55%, One Nation gaining ground and Malcolm Turnbull's ratings falling will fuel the alarm and anger in the Coalition.
Malcolm Turnbull let fly with barely repressed fury against Tony Abbott. Dean Lewins/AAP

Turnbull turns shock-and-awe on Abbott

Malcolm Turnbull has unleashed massive retaliation against Tony Abbott as appalled Liberals, who can only fear where it will all end, watch the former prime minister tear at the leadership of the man who…
Scott Morrison is headstrong – a quality that has marked his career, including before he was an MP. Lukas Coch/AAP

Morrison’s tanty over bankers hiring Anna Bligh was arrogant and absurd

Less than three months from his second budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison is not in a happy place. The last week has been a disaster for him, culminating in the exit of his strategy and communications director…
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of new ‘clean coal’ generators – despite the fact investors don’t want to go into coal. Mick Tsikas/AAP

There is a difference between a strong contest of views on energy policy and counter-productive hyper-partisanship

Whether it’s the awkward politics of preferences for One Nation or the extremely complex policy conundrum of improving Australia’s energy security, the Turnbull government’s default position is to attack…
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labor leader Bill Shorten addressed the National Press Club on February 1 and January 31 respectively. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

FactCheck: are bulk-billing rates falling, or at record levels?

In twin speeches to the National Press Club, Labor leader Bill Shorten said bulk-billing rates are falling, while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said bulk-billing is at record levels. Who was right?
Australia must think differently about its relationship with the US under Donald Trump. Reuters/Carlos Barria

The tag is cut: how will the Trump-Turnbull spat damage the alliance?

Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
With the right mix, the grid can go fully renewable for the same cost and reliability as fossil fuels. Pixabay/Wikimedia Commons

The government is right to fund energy storage: a 100% renewable grid is within reach

The Turnbull government is funding energy storage as a crucial missing piece of the electricity grid puzzle. Analysis suggests an affordable, fully renewable grid doesn't require any heroic assumptions.

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