Bishop's claim she'd reconsidered her plans on the basis she believed the government will be re-elected doesn't wash. She was always expected to bail out – it was a matter of when she'd say so.
The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”.
It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
If another country wants to weaponise data hacked through Australia's parliament, we'll likely see them try to inflame religious and ethnic differences, and drive votes to minor parties.
For many of us, this hack seems to have come out of the blue. But cyber measures targeting Australian government infrastructure are the 'new normal'.
If you can understand this, you might just understand the election. Here's our quick guide to the language of dividend imputation.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics.
Though it is generally believed a minor miracle would be needed to rescue the Morrison government, the Coalition judges the best way to “save furniture” is to wave the fear flags.
In a major economic address in Brisbane on Tuesday, Morrison will point out that at the coming election only half of those of voting age
will have been through a recession in their working lives.
This is shaping as a very inauspicious start to the campaign of someone who will carry the tag of a captain's pick candidate.
At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.
Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek told The Conversation the ALP wants voters to see the party as "responsible and progressive".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison timed his news conference in Canberra with the governor-general designate to coincide with Bill Shorten's opening address at the ALP national conference in Adelaide.
In the lead up to next week's ALP national conference, which Shorten
needs to run smoothly, the government has been trying to exploit what
it sees as a Labor weak point – border protection.
Speaking to The Conversation, Albanese wouldn't comment on Bill Shorten's unpopularity with voters, arguing instead that it's a matter of whether the Labor team is “seen as worthy of election".
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
The Morrison and Berejiklian governments might be of the same stripe but, with both facing elections in the first half of 2019, their interests rub up against each other uncomfortably.
This article aims to name the elephant in the room – the negative impacts of Ma'ruf's nomination on minority groups.