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Tony Abbott’s anger and distress at losing the prime ministership is clear through a calm veneer. Sam Mooy/AAP

Abbott’s post-coup stress on display

The pain in politics is not pretty. Most leaders relish imposing it on adversaries. But then, when they come to bad ends, as they often do, they bleed and vent. Tony Abbott’s anger and distress is clear…
A boat used by Indonesian people smugglers in Rote island. East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Police/AAP

Turnbull needs to add a dose of humanity into tough asylum policy

Malcolm Turnbull confronts a classic “wicked problem” in how to deal with the nearly 1600 asylum seekers who are stuck in terrible conditions on Nauru and Manus Island. A “wicked problem” is one that is…
To win the vote of some conservative Liberals Malcolm Turnbull made it clear that he would stick with the present climate policy and not contemplate an ETS. Lukas Coch/AAP

Malcolm Turnbull and his emissions trading scheme shadow

Malcolm Turnbull, it seems, cannot escape the emissions trading scheme (ETS) bogey. This time, it comes in the form of China’s plan – which had been foreshadowed but is now confirmed – to introduce a national…
Treasurer Scott Morrison flagged he will leave to colleagues the international meetings he would normally attend to focus on being “a home treasurer”. Paul Miller/AAP

Our problem is spending, not revenue, says Treasurer Morrison

New Treasurer Scott Morrison has declared the budget has a spending problem not a revenue one and said tax reform must help people "work, save and invest" - the government's new slogan.
Peta Credlin did not seem to accept any responsibility for the demise of her leader despite taking much credit for getting him into office. Paul Miller/AAP

If Peter Credlin had behaved as Peta did, he would have received a kicking too

Peta Credlin, former chief of staff to the former prime minister, has remained high-profile and defiant to the end. Despite her changed circumstances Credlin went ahead with a panel discussion at Tuesday’s…
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, accompanied by his wife Lucy, greet people as they walk along Oxford Street. David Moir/AAP

Will Senate voting reform end up in the too-hard basket?

The polling sends a strong message: Malcolm Turnbull starts his prime ministership with people wanting to think the best of him. Essential has found people believe Turnbull is intelligent (81%), hardworking…
‘Not the best person to liaise with us’: senator David Leyonhjelm on new government Senate leader George Brandis. Lukas Coch/AAP

Senate crossbencher’s advice to new PM: come and walk the red carpet, Malcolm

An important element in the success of Malcolm Turnbull’s government will be how effectively it handles the Senate. Some crossbench senators have greeted the arrival of Turnbull enthusiastically, contrasting…
Andrew Hastie holding a press conference at a polling station on election day. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Mid-range swing a good result for Turnbull in Canning

The Liberals' dumping of Tony Abbott in favour of Malcolm Turnbull appears to have helped contain the swing to give the government an easy win in the Canning byelection. A contest that started as politically…
Scott Morrison, through glass in a radio booth, during his interview with Ray Hadley. Lukas Coch/AAP

Ray Hadley mauls Scott Morrison – but no hard feelings

Shock jock Ray Hadley and minister Scott Morrison enjoy a mutually useful, cosy relationship. Their regular on-air chats beam to a large audience; Morrison gets his message out via a sympathetic presenter…

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